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Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting

Exhibit - Painting


Jun 28 – Sep 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Wednesday
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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From the very earliest times, a range of stylistic possibilities was open to Indian painters. "Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting" highlights many appealing styles and trends found in this rich tradition. The exhibition showcases more than sixty works, most of them drawn from a group of more than three hundred paintings and drawings given by Jean and Francis Marshall to BAMPFA in 1998, forming the core of the museum’s Indian collection. Thematically organized, the exhibition includes works representing a wide range of gods from Hinduism and other religious traditions, paintings of the popular theme of romantic love involving courtly men and women, and impressive portraits of nobles.

Guest curated by noted Indian painting scholar Dr. Robert J. Del Bontà.



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