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Next on the rack: The ‘Divine Gesture – The Magnificence of Mewar Spirituality’

Posted by Ekip Ebedi Mewar on Thursday, May 5th, 2016

The ‘Divine Gesture – The Magnificence of Mewar Spirituality’ is published by The Penguin Group, produced by Maharana Mewar Historical Publications Trust under the aegis of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur. The new Sculpture Gallery at The City Palace Museum, Udaipur and its catalogue is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India undertaken with financial assistance under the scheme ‘Setting Up, Promotion & Strengthening of Regional & Local Museums’.

“I am delighted to state that the Sculpture Gallery marks the completion of yet another phase of The Cit Palace Museum’s revitalization, expansion and modernization. All of us, as stakeholders in Udaipur, take pride in sharing our ‘living heritage’. cheap bns gold This extraordinary collection of sculptures, about which you will read in great detail in this publication, will inspire you to connect and wish to learn more about the spiritual heritage of Mewar says Arvind Singh Mewar. “This publication stands as a testimony to the confluence of ideas and concepts presented by a galaxy of art historians, historians, conservation architects and experts. We wish to congratulate them all and hope that they will continue their academic work on Mewar, Rajasthan, and share it with new and global audiences”.

‘Divine Gesture: The Magnificence of Mewar Spirituality’ is undoubtedly an important art-historical document. cheap ffxiv items The book catalogues the 308 sculptures which are a part of the collections of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), Udaipur, Rajasthan. ffxiv gold mochilas kanken baratas What makes this book unique is the fact that there is perhaps no gallery or catalogue the documents an unbroken tradition of sculptures, from the 7th century CE to the 20th century CE, from a specific region. The sculptures present a ‘particular’ depiction of the magnificence and spirituality of Mewar, drawing from the larger metanarrative of Rajasthan’s grand temple building tradition. ffxiv items The singular iconography and the distinct stylistic and thematic content of the sculptures have been well explored and researched. The bouquet of six distinct essays presents a diverse range of scholarship, with each author bringing a fresh perspective to the art history of the region. The authors have narrated perspectives of art history, iconography, thematic, the very act of temple building and custodianship. Nike Air Max 90 Homme The readers, it is hoped, will be now more informed about the region’s rich history and its honest sharing of heritage. air max pas cher homme The book is a tribute to Mewar’s sculptures which, till recent times, were relatively unknown and not acknowledged for their grandeur.
The book came about while extensive work was being done to digitize, study and preserve the existing pictorial archives. cheap bns gold Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar wanted the collection to reach research scholars, academicians, institutions and show case it to the public across the globe.

About the Author – Dr. Alka Pande
Dr. Fjallraven Kanken España Alka Pande is Consultant Arts Advisor and Curator, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. nike air max pas cher She holds a Post-Doctoral degree in Critical Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, under the aegis of the Charles Wallace India Trust Award, an MA and PhD in History of Art from Punjab University and an MA in History from Mumbai University A recipient of the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres – Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters – from the French Government, she has authored several significant books on art and art history, among whichArdhanarishvara the Androgyne, Masterpieces of Indian Art, and Shringara: The Many Faces of Indian Beauty She has also curated some landmark exhibitions in India and abroad.

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