Friday, February 14, 2020

Image: Rama, Sugriva, and Jambavan



Rama Receives Sugriva, King of the Monkeys,
and Jambavat, the King of the Bears. 
Folio from a Ramayana
Date: ca. 1605

You can read more about Rama, Sugriva, and Jambavan at Wikipedia.

Details below:







Image: Arjuna at Draupadi's Swayamvara



Arjuna at Draupadi's Swayamara.

The sculpture is from the Kedareshwara temple
in Halebidu, Karnataka, India. 

Detail:


Monday, February 10, 2020

Image: Hayagriva and Brahma



Hayagriva and Brahma


Hayagriva is returning the Vedas to Brahma; you can read more about Hayagriva at Wikipedia.


Image: Battle at Lanka



Ramayana Battle Scene
(British Library: Mewar Ramayana)

From the Library site: Rama has divided his forces, sending the chief monkeys with their separate armies to the four gates of the city. The allies launch a general attack on Lanka, in which many marvellous feats of skill and daring are performed. Rama has sent Angada to Ravana with a message about his impending doom. Enraged, Ravana orders him to be put to death but Angada breaks free (top right) and creates havoc among the demons before escaping. Ravana ascends to the roof of his palace and orders a sortie. Sahib Din combines a bird's eye viewpoint with a conceptual rendering of Lanka allowing him to use a great depth in his paintings in this book.

Detail: Angada's Mission; battles scenes.







Friday, February 7, 2020