Sharon Horvath on Badal Mahal of Bundi Palace

Sharon Horvath on Badal Mahal of Bundi Palace

Painted ceiling of Badal Mahal, Bundi Palace, Bundi, India, circe 1605 I would rather look at the painted ceiling of Badal Mahal in Bundi Palace than just about anything else I can imagine. I immediately think: this is Rajasthan’s Sistine Chapel. Suddenly my trip to...
Barbara Takenaga on a Rajasthan Manuscript Page

Barbara Takenaga on a Rajasthan Manuscript Page

Anonymous, Rajasthan, c. 18th century, Ink and colour on paper “A page from a manuscript illustrating the ten incarnations of Vishnu…” Ajit Mookerjee, Yoga Art, 1975 Thames and Hudson I love this image.  And have for many years.  Actually, it’s less about one painting...
Sarah Walker on Shiva Vishvarupa

Sarah Walker on Shiva Vishvarupa

Shiva Vishvarupa, Nepal 19th century, Mineral pigment on cloth, Rubin Museum of Art Before I can grasp it with my mind, this painting has already saturated and immobilized me. What am I looking at?  Not so much a painting as a force. Before me is a medium-sized...