Divine Pleasures

Divine Pleasures

Painting From India's Rajput Courts : the Kronos Collections

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"Particularly distinguished for paintings made for the Indian royal courts between the 16th and 19th centuries, the Kronos Collections feature brilliantly colored works characterized by powerful depictions of scenes from Hindu epics, mystical legends, and courtly life. The nearly 100 works in this catalogue--many of them illustrated here for the first time--represent a new way of seeking the divine through a form of personal devotion that had permeated India's Hindu community. While explaining the gods, demons, lovers, fantastical creatures, and mystical symbols central to Rajput literature and worship, this publication celebrates the diverse styles and traditions of Indian painting. Divine Pleasures presents a nuanced view of a way of life intimately tied to the seasons, the arts, and the spiritual."
Publisher: New York, [New York] : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781588395900
Branch Call Number: ND1337.I5 M35 2016x
Characteristics: ix, 262 pages : illustrations, plates, portraits, photographs (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Uniform Title: Kronos Collections


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