Asian Art

Art Travels

The Ruins of Hampi in India

Near the banks of the Tungabhadra river in southern India are an ancient group of monuments known as the Hampi. These grand ruins were once part of a...

Maya M. Tola 13 October 2020

Love Story

The Love Affair of Radha and Krishna in Art

The love story of Radha and Krishna has been immortalized in art by poets, musicians, writers, and painters over the long history of Hinduism. The...

Maya M. Tola 28 August 2020

Architecture

Taj Mahal: India’s Most Famous Monument

Located on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, a little over a 100 miles outside New Delhi, is India’s most famous monument and one...

Maya M. Tola 7 August 2020

Sport

Modern Sports Played in Ancient China

The history of Chinese sports can be traced back over thousands of years, revealing many achievements, innovations, and surprises. We think about...

Marina Kochetkova 22 July 2020

Long Read

Khon – The Art of Thai Dance

As an art form, Thai dance has been honed over many centuries. It is one of the great wonders of the human imagination. We can enter a theater, enjoy...

Marina Kochetkova 9 July 2020

Long Read

The Power of Compassion – Bodhisattvas in Art

Enlightening and radiant bodhisattvas are often depicted in art. With the opening of Buddhist practice to laypeople, active and compassionate...

Marina Kochetkova 16 June 2020

The Decline of Mughal Arts under Aurangzeb

Muḥī al-Dīn Muḥammad was the sixth man to ascend to the Mughal throne and the last of the strong Mughal rulers. He was a notable expansionist...

Maya M. Tola 4 June 2020

Long Read

Journey to the East – Buddhist Art Across Cultures

From its beginnings in India, Buddhist art has traveled across cultures. Buddhism developed its character thanks to many pilgrims who made their...

Marina Kochetkova 12 May 2020

Art Travels

The Bayon Temple in Cambodia

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...

Maya M. Tola 3 April 2020

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk

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...

Maya M. Tola 24 March 2020

Art Travels

Art Travels: Ta Prohm Temple

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...

Maya M. Tola 4 March 2020

Art Travels

Largest Religious Monument in the World: Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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...

Maya M. Tola 8 February 2020