Friday, June 5, 2015

Showcasing gods and goddesses in metal and painting

By Pushpa Chari
A bronze sculpture exhibiited at Art Houz, alwarpet. Photo: Dominic Raj
INDIA---Swamimalai’s legendary bronze icons make brilliant silhouettes at Poompuhar’s ‘Sculptures, Paintings and Handlooms’ exhibition. The Pallava style mingles with Chola imagery in superbly crafted gods and goddesses; dancing, playing the veena, or in serene repose. Poompuhar’s ‘Sculptures, Paintings and Handlooms’ exhibition is softly lit in the glow of classic Nacharkoil kuttivilakkus in various sizes. A masterpiece not to be missed is a sandalwood ‘Siva trampling an Elephant’ by master carver TK Bharani. This is mini carving at its best. [link]