Forms of Devotion: The Spiritual in Indian Art

Sushma K.Bahl

Verlag: Niyogi Books, 2015
ISBN 10: 9383098821 / ISBN 13: 9789383098828
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Forms of Devotion documents a substantive collection of Indian art in the spiritual genre and held in the Museum of Sacred Art. The publication explores an inclusive spectrum of contemporary Indian creativity – classical inspired, tribal, folk and popular arts, reflective of the rootedness and innovation within traditions, as well as new media work in varied manifestations and genres. It features several especially commissioned works and seminal essays by Indian and international experts framed within the context of the history, philosophy and ideology of the culture, the art stems from. The double volume book reflects the diversity and depth of Indian art from varied perspectives and aesthetics. It examines the connection between art and various spiritual ideologies and living traditions as they continue to be practiced and celebrated or questioned by hundreds of artists, from around and beyond the country, in a multi faith context. The artists biographical sketches and their photographs, the bibliography and other reference material, make it a collectors’ delight and a useful stand-alone resource book, first of its kind, on spiritual and devotional Indian art with its multi layered philosophical, mystical and cultural resonance. The book brings forth fresh insights on a subject of universal interest. Printed Pages: 1096. Set of 2 vols. Size: 23 x 29 Cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 038758

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Inhaltsangabe: Forms of Devotion documents a substantive collection of Indian art in the spiritual genre and held in the Museum of Sacred Art.

The publication explores an inclusive spectrum of contemporary Indian creativity classical inspired, tribal, folk and popular arts, reflective of the rootedness and innovation within traditions, as well as new media work in varied manifestations and genres. It features several especially commissioned works and seminal essays by Indian and international experts framed within the context of the history, philosophy and ideology of the culture, the art stems from.

The double volume book reflects the diversity and depth of Indian art from varied perspectives and aesthetics. It examines the connection between art and various spiritual ideologies and living traditions as they continue to be practiced and celebrated or questioned by hundreds of artists, from around and beyond the country, in a multi faith context.

The artists biographical sketches and their photographs, the bibliography and other reference material, make it a collectors delight and a useful stand-alone resource book, first of its kind, on spiritual and devotional Indian art with its multilayered philosophical, mystical and cultural resonance. The book brings forth fresh insights on a subject of universal interest.

About the Author: Martin Gurvich, director of the Museum of Sacred Art (Belgium, Italy) and the Gurvich Museum (Uruguay), is an avid art collector and connoisseur. Martin s passion for art seems natural given his lineage as the son of renowned artist José Gurvich (1927-1974), who left behind an impressive art repertoire. Martin has published the book Living Traditions in Indian Art and several catalogues documenting the work by the artists in MOSA collection. He is also a member of ISKCON, Hindu Forum (Europe) and URI, a global interfaith organization. < Sushma K. Bahl, MBE, is the author of 5000 Years of Indian Art and former head of Arts & Culture for the British Council India. She is also an independent arts adviser, writer and curator and organizes festivals and cultural projects internationally. Sushma was involved with the Triennale-India (guest director), Bharat Rang Mahotsav (project consultant), Asian Art Biennale-Bangladesh (jury member) and ASEAN-India artists residency & exhibition (curator). The art exhibition Ways of Seeing she curated won the IHC Art India Award. Dr. George Michell trained as an architect in Melbourne and studied Indian art and archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. For more than 30 years he has worked on many research projects in India, most notably documenting the ruins of Hampi, Vijayanagara. Among his most recent publications are Mughal Architecture and Gardens, Southern India: A Guide to Monuments, Sites and Museums and Temple Architecture and Art of the Early Chalukyas. Dr. Kenneth R. Valpey is Dean of Studies at Bhaktivedanta College (Belgium) and a researcher at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (UK). He teaches theology and practices of iconology in South Asian religious traditions at the University of Florida and Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Valpey authored Attending Krishna s Image: Caitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth. He is involved with translating the abridged English version of the Bhagavata Purana for Columbia University Press. He is a member of ISKCON in the Sanyasi order. Jaya Jaitly is the founder of Dastkari Haat Samiti, a national association for crafts and she is credited with innovating the Dilli Haat market place in Delhi. She is the former national president of the Samata Party and continues to engage in socio-political issues. Jaya has also authored many books including Vishwakarma s Children, Craft Traditions of India, Crafts Atlas of India and Crafting Indian Scripts and written stories for children as well as vast documentation and artistic maps of the arts, crafts and textiles of India. Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik is a self-taught mythologist based in Mumbai. He worked in healthcare as a medical doctor for 15 years before turning to his full time passion in writing. He has authored 25 books and 400 articles on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He consults for Star TV and Epic TV and is advisor to the shows Devon ke Dev Mahadev and Mahabharata. He is speaker on TED and TV shows Shaastrath and Business Sutra and his views on leadership, management and governance have made him a popular speaker at corporate events and business schools. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: (VOLUME II) Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) is a biographer, scholar and author in the fields of philosophy, religion, spirituality and music. He is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies and associate editor of Back to Godhead magazine. He has authored thirty-one books that have been published in numerous languages. Some popular titles include Essential Hinduism, TheYoga of Kirtan: Conversations on the Sacred Art of Chanting, and Krishna s Other Song:A New Look at the Uddhava Gita. Dr. Madhu Khanna is a professor of Indic Religions, scholar of Hindu Tantra and Chairperson of Tantra Foundation. She is a Bina and Haridas C.

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Titel: Forms of Devotion: The Spiritual in Indian ...
Verlag: Niyogi Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 2015
Einband: Hardcover with a Slipcase
Zustand: New
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New
Auflage: First Edition.

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