The watercolour depicts the Hindu god Siva embracing his spouse, the goddess Parvati, who holds out an offering bowl to him; the scene is typically known as 'Gajan Dance'. The work is reminiscent of Kalighat painting from the 19th century, with the use of bold lines of colour and black and white outlines to emphasise the two figures. Brahma has used the miniature tradition coupled with Bengali folk art, much in line with his belief in the Neo-Bengal art tradition from Calcutta. Bengal

Shiva and Parvati

The watercolour depicts the Hindu god Siva embracing his spouse, the goddess Parvati, who holds out an offering bowl to him; the scene is typically known as 'Gajan Dance'. The work is reminiscent of Kalighat painting from the 19th century, with the use of bold lines of colour and black and white outlines to emphasise the two figures. Brahma has used the miniature tradition coupled with Bengali folk art, much in line with his belief in the Neo-Bengal art tradition from Calcutta. Bengal

K. S. Prakash Shiva. Shiva and Parvati on Nandi. Creation Date: ca. 1780. Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, The San Diego Museum of Art

K. S. Prakash Shiva. Shiva and Parvati on Nandi. Creation Date: ca. 1780. Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, The San Diego Museum of Art

Shiv and Sati. In Hindu legend, both Sati and Parvati successively play the role of bringing Shiva away from ascetic isolation into creative participation in the world.

Shiv and Sati. In Hindu legend, both Sati and Parvati successively play the role of bringing Shiva away from ascetic isolation into creative participation in the world.

Shiva and Parvati.  Miniature. Pahari, India. 1770s-1780s.  Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow.

Shiva and Parvati. Miniature. Pahari, India. 1770s-1780s. Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow.

Parvati feeding Husband Shiva and Sons

Parvati feeding Husband Shiva and Sons

Shiva. God of destruction, transformation and regeneration. Father of Ganesha and husband of Parvati (Durga Mata). Carries a trident with three tines symbolizing creation, protection and destruction. Shiva is also known as Maheshvara, Rudra, Nataraja, among others.

Shiva. God of destruction, transformation and regeneration. Father of Ganesha and husband of Parvati (Durga Mata). Carries a trident with three tines symbolizing creation, protection and destruction. Shiva is also known as Maheshvara, Rudra, Nataraja, among others.

Goddess Parvati - a well known goddess in the Hindu mythology. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Goddess Parvati - a well known goddess in the Hindu mythology. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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