Sculpture

‘Darvesh’ : The S.L. Parasher sculpture inspired by an ancient Sufi dance

The ‘Darvesh’ is a sculpture by eminent partition era artist and sculptor S.L. Parasher. Made in mulberry wood, it’s one of Parasher’s expressionist pieces and one of the masterpieces of the Government Museum and...

The Master Sculptor of India: Ramkinkar Baij

Born into a poor barber's family in Bengal's Bankura district, Ramkinkar Baij is considered to be the "Father of Modern Indian sculpture”. His tryst with art began at a young age; he would emulate...

5 women artists of India that you must know!

Chances are, if you googled "women artists of India", you'd come across a series of lists, with some names being common to every compilation. Interestingly, names from 17th-19th century are often omitted, or left...

The Double Statue of Mephistopheles & Margaretta : Salar Jung Museum

This is probably the most-photographed sculpture at the Salar Jung Museum. Popularly known as the "Double Statue of Mephistopheles & Margaretta", this sculpture is carved out of a single log of Sycamore wood and has...

Ganesha : The God of Beginnings

WHAT IS IT?   This sculpture of Ganesha, made of muscovite biotite schist  is believed to belong to the early 11th Century's Pala Art School, and finds its origins in Bihar. "Pala" refers to the suffix in the...

Nataraja : The Lord of Dance

WHAT IS IT? 'The Nataraja' is one of the most important, visually thrilling forms of the Hindu god Shiva. Artists in Tamil Nadu, India began to make this form of Shiva in the early tenth century,...
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