Thursday, June 28, 2018

‘Epic Tales From Ancient India’ Art Review: Stories told in all their pplendor

By Lee Lawrence
The Birth of Krishna’ (before 1560) The San Diego Museum of Art; Edwin Binney 3rd Collection. Series Title: The Ancient Text of the Lord Suite Name: Bhagavata Purana Creation Date: before 1560 Display Dimensions: 7 17/32 in. x 10 7/16 in. (19.1 cm x 26.5 cm) Credit Line: Edwin Binney 3rd Collection Accession Number: 1990.585
SAN DIEGO, CA---Back in 1990, the San Diego Museum of Art received more than 1,400 works representing just about every school, region and style of South Asian painting. Bequeathed by Edward Binney 3rd, heir to the Crayola fortune, it is one of the best collections of its kind outside India. Currently, a selection of some 90 works from the late 16th through 19th centuries takes in everything from rambunctious battles against enemies human and demonic to quiet, tender love scenes. [More]

The San Diego Museum of Art: "Epic Tales from Ancient India" (Through September 3, 2018); 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA; (619)232.7931; @SDMA;