Divinities vanquish Disease: Prints
Reproduction of vintage Jaipur School paintings
Open Edition Prints
(Signed on the reverse by our representative and bearing the stamp of the Gallery)
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(The prints will be shipped without a frame, packed flat).
Framing available on request.
Capturing the spirit of the times, these works have been very well received, and on popular demand, we are now offering high definition archival prints of these works.
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At the crossroads of the variant realms of religion and health, several visual traditions in India portray divinities vanquishing disease. The cult of “disease goddesses” is prevalent across the land, with regional variations : be it the classical Hariti, and later - the now very popular Shitala; or her southern counterpart Mariyamma, to name a few.
This series of six works, executed in the Jaipur school style, portrays the divinites eradicating disease, personified by demons. Hanuman, Vishnu and Shakti: this powerful trinity protects us from deadly diseases by vanquishing demons (their bodies, replete with pustules, showing clear symptoms of disease).
As we encounter disease and death at close quarters during this tumultuous time, we hope that this series of small format paper works can rekindle hope and bring in some positive energy.