Dimensions : H: 19.5(in) by W: 13.5(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper
Renowned artist Kalyan Joshi's "Ashtavinayak - The Eight Avatars of Ganesha" Phad Painting is a mesmerizing piece that delves into the depths of Hindu mythology and philosophy. With intricate brushwork and vibrant colors, Joshi brings to life the eight divine forms of Lord Ganesha as described in the Mugdala Purana. Each form is a captivating revelation, a visual narrative of cosmic significance. The twisting trunk of Vakratunda, riding on a fierce lion, symbolizes the power to conquer obstacles. Ekdanta, the single-tusked sage, embodies the essence of Brahman. Mahodar's big belly fuses Vakratunda and Ekdanta, while Ganjana, with his elephant face, mirrors this divine synthesis. Lambodar's pendulous belly embodies the pure power of Brahman, and Vikata's unusual form, riding a majestic peacock, illuminates like the sun. Vighnaraja, mounted on the celestial serpent Shesha, represents Vishnu's preserving nature. Lastly, Dhumravarna channels Shiva's destructive essence. Joshi's Phad Painting explores not just these avatars but also the intricate connections between them, inviting viewers to ponder the intricate philosophical concepts underlying creation and destruction.
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