Merging traditional aesthetics with contemporary sensibilities; mixing the classical with the experimental; folk with the urban; breaking boundaries...
Our multifarious and eclectic curations celebrate the richness of the Indian aesthetic experience across mediums and genres.
कृष्ण-छाप (Krishna’s Imprint)
Our Krishna curation for The Monsoon Festival 16 consecutively focusses on two visual idioms revolving around depicting his life and stories. Firstly, we explore कृष्ण-छाप (Krishna’s Imprint): tales of his divine personage through the medium of prints from Ravi Varma Press, other 19th / 20th century printing presses; and later day Calendar art prints.
कृष्ण-छाप (Krishna’s Imprint) The print curation starts with मुख चंद्र : Moon Face; presenting two iconic visages of Krishna. We follow up with बाल कृष्ण : Krishna’s Childhood; where we are let into a series of three images, all exploring the same scene, but with very different artistic persuasions. यौवन लीला : Youth Pastimes is a small window into the gentleman’s romantic affairs, and his dalliance with the Gopis and Shrimati Radha. Closing the print curation is विग्रह : Various Forms of Shri Krishna; where we delve into the expansive manner in which he is imaged in different manifestations.