Stories By Maya Tola
Art Travels: Bayon Temple, CambodiaApril 3, 2020
The Bayon Temple is located at the heart of Angkor Thom and served as the state temple of the Emperor Jayavarman VII. It is a mountain temple built to represent Mount Meru – the center of...
Nihal Chand and the Kishangarh SchoolMarch 29, 2020
Nihal Chand was an esteemed member of the royal atelier of Kishangarh in the 18th century, under the employ of Crown Prince Sawant Singh. While many royal courts from the princely states of Northwestern India were...
The Churning of the Ocean of MilkMarch 24, 2020
The churning of the ocean of milk is a momentous event in Hindu mythology that appears in the Bhagwat Purana, Vishnu Purana, and the Mahabharata. It is the story of the Devas (the Gods) obtaining the...
Art Travels: Ta Prohm TempleMarch 4, 2020
The Ta Prohm temple along with the Bayon and the Angkor Wat are among the most visited sites in northern Cambodia. The most enchanting feature of Ta Prohm is that it looks like the sandstone structures...
Vasily Vereshchagin – Journey through IndiaFebruary 25, 2020
Vasily Vereshchagin was a notable Russian solider, artist and writer in the 19th century. He was an outspoken critic of war who reformed the genre of war paintings by dispensing with traditional conventions that glorified war....
Art Travels: Angkor Thom, CambodiaFebruary 19, 2020
Angkor Thom or the ‘great city’ was the last Khmer empire’s capital from the 12th century until its abandonment in the 16th century. At its peak, the city was home to a population of around 1...
Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona BenjaminFebruary 17, 2020
From February 25th to May 31st, 2020 the Gotthelf Art Gallery at the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture will exhibit the unique works of the Indian artist Siona Benjamin. She is now based in New...
Art Travels: Angkor Wat, CambodiaFebruary 8, 2020
The Khmer kingdom thrived in the Cambodian region from the 9th to 15th centuries with an empire that stretched all the way from modern-day Myanmar down to Vietnam. The Angkor Wat (or city temple) was built...
Charles Fazzino – Superbowl’s Officially Licensed ArtistFebruary 2, 2020
America’s biggest sporting event has its own official artist! Charles Fazzino is a gifted artist from New York, best known for his incredibly detailed contemporary pop art. His unique three-dimensional artworks are exhibited and sold in...
Six Exquisite Mother-of-Pearl Artifacts from GujaratJanuary 27, 2020
Mother-of-Pearl an iridescent layer carved out of snail shells, usually the Turbo Marmoratus. It is a luminous material that naturally reflects pink and green hues. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was used to embellish...
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