Hindu Art

Hindu Art

Hindu art includes various artistic traditions linked to Hinduism, with deep connections to Hindu scriptures, rituals, and worship.

Hindu art and architecture are diverse, reflecting different regions, deities, and paths within the religion. They often depict key Hindu deities like Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma, and the Goddess, representing aspects of the Supreme Enlightenment. This art tradition includes both mythological and everyday themes, conveying Hinduism's aims like spiritual salvation, righteous living, love, and prosperity. Hindu temples have evolved from cave carvings to complex structures. In the 19th century, Ravi Varma used colour lithography to mass-produce Western-influenced paintings of Hindu deities.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.