#India

The Adoration of Cosmic Vishnu, ca. 1710 - 1725, Mankot, India, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Asian Art

Avatars of Vishnu: Ten Incarnations of the Eastern God

Vishnu has been worshipped for over 2000 years as the supreme protector of the Hindu triumvirate, along with Shiva and Brahmin. His role in the...

Maya M. Tola 17 June 2024

Asian Art

Shiva Nataraja – The Hindu Lord of the Dance. Iconography and Symbolism

Nataraja, the manifestation of the Hindu god Shiva as the Lord of the Dance, holds a profound significance in Hindu mythology and symbolism. Depicted...

Maya M. Tola 3 June 2024

Asian Art

Raja Ravi Varma: A Fine Mixture of European Realism and Indian Sensibility

Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) was one of the most celebrated and prominent artists from India. His works combined European realism with Indian...

Anuradha Sroha 13 May 2024

Sculpture

Five Indian Modern Sculptors

Modernism in India traversed a winding path, bridging ancient and contemporary traditions. Post-colonial art is often referred to as modern art due...

Urvi Chheda 29 April 2024

Asian Art

Gods of the Hindu Trinity: Representation in Art

The Hindu trinity comprises Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver, and Shiva (or Mahesh), the destroyer. These three Gods represent the cyclical...

Maya M. Tola 17 April 2024

Art Travels

The Qutub Complex: Architecture of the Early Islamic Period in India

The Qutub Minar complex is a collection of architectural marvels located at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park in New Delhi, India. The complex...

Maya M. Tola 10 April 2024

Architecture

5 Colorful Temples Around the World

Whether colors represent environmental phenomena, human history, or personal freedom, there are canvases that exist beyond an artist’s studio.

Anuradha Sroha 25 March 2024

Contemporary Art

The Enigmatic Universe of Anish Kapoor in 5 Artworks

With his recognizable style and enigmatic works, Anish Kapoor is one of the most prolific and influential artists of the 21st century. These 5 iconic...

Carlotta Mazzoli 12 March 2024

Photograph of Homai Vyarawalla: India’s First Female Photojournalist. Photography

Homai Vyarawalla: India’s First Female Photojournalist

Renowned for her groundbreaking achievements, Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) left an indelible mark as a trailblazer in the field of photojournalism.

Nikolina Konjevod 26 February 2024

Architecture

Taj Mahal: India’s Most Famous Monument

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

Maya M. Tola 23 February 2024

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 14 February 2024

Art Travels

Art Travels: Golden Temple of Amritsar

Nestled in the city of Amritsar in Northwestern India is the iconic Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, better known as the Golden Temple. This sublime...

Maya M. Tola 8 January 2024