Days of our Lives!

May 31, 2007

Painting Painting, On the Wall

Filed under: My Cup of Socie-Tea — Santhosh @ 10:04 PM

Art students and artists all over India staged a protest over the arrest of an art student for allegedly displaying “obscene” works of art. The arrest was supposedly because religious sentiments of everyone were hurt. And then we have the below painting (link via inkscrawl) reportedly captured on a prominent wall in Benares.

I’m not offended or anything, but the picture just doesn’t seem correct as a whole. And please, spare me the gau-mata and baby Krishna funda here.
This painting tells me two things :
The common man rushing to work is least bothered about what the other portrays as art.
As with everything else in our country, political mileage has a say for the voices of the moral police also.

Historically, Religion has always produced great art. Looks like the tradition is set to continue even in these modern times.


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