In the Hindu religion, Varaha is the third avatar of Vishnu, the preserver god in the Hindu Trimurti (trinity). He appeared in the form of a boar during the Satya Yuga. A variety of legends concerning the avatar centre upon the submergence of the Earth in water due to the action of the demonContinue reading “From the Collection”
When I feel I’m telling the truth, then there is no restraint. – Bhupen Khakhar The exhibition is on at the Swaraj Archive till the 15th of April ’18. Do drop by!
Prince Aleksei Dmitrievich Saltykov (1806–1859) was a Russian artist and traveller in Persia and India. He was the grandson of Prince Nikolay Saltykov, born in St. Petersburg on 1 February 1806 to Prince Dmitri Nikolaevich Saltykov and Anna Nikolaevna Leontieva. The Soltykov name was one of the more esteemed in Russia. Alexis’s early days areContinue reading “From the Collection”
Quoting from Vivan Sundaram: Engine Oil and Charcoal: Works on Paper 1991, ‘Who is the victim sacrificed? “The soldier of Babylon,” blown to bits, identified only by a uniformed, booted leg, or “The Akkadian King,” symbol of a vast empire, of a civilization and its glorious past. Or is it “The Land of the Euphrates,” fertileContinue reading “From the Collection”