SCULPTURES ON CANVAS

Chola Series

Why the Cholas?

Cholas who ruled  Southern  India and parts of South East Asia  between 8-13th Century AD are  renowned for their Temple architecture , Bronze and stone  sculptures adorning the temples both inside and outside on its walls. Unfortunately most of these sculptures have been smuggled out

 of India and are now currently in many museums across the world. Attempts have been made

by the  Indian Government to retrieve them back with little success. Through her paintings Sathya

 is making an attempt to provide a tribute to the Cholas, their sculptors and at the same time 

raise awareness amongst the people on the importance of maintaining and appreciating our inheritance and culture. . 

Devi

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 The elegance and detail of the Devi structures of this time had me gravitate towards these sculptures 

Buddha

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 The serendipity that was shown in all of the sculptures portraying Buddha forced me to recreate them on canvas 

Ganesh

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 Ganesh has always been part of hindu festivals, so I thought it important to show that on Canvas as well

Shiva

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