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Studies Under Way

Posted in The artwork and the artist with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2009 by designldg

Studies Under Way


This is another picture shot in the new workshop of my friend Durga in Varanasi (Benaras).

Those studies in progress pinned on a wall are part of a new topic about hijras, those members of “the third gender”, neither man nor woman. 
Durga Charan Das is a young painter living in the “City of Lights”, he is painting amazing bodies making love or sometimes alone but always with sensuality and strength, with something special that reminds a lot of Eugene Delacroix’s work…
Durga has already won several prestigious awards in India and now exhibitions of his work are starting in Europe.

For more explanations concerning hijras you may see those pictures


“Let the Sunshine in”

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by designldg

"Let the Sunshine in"


This is a throw in an heavy linen with an herringbone design and an aari embroidery that we have named “Surya”.
(Throw style “Surya”, Col. Sunflower / RED HALO – Summer 09)

In Hinduism, Surya (सूर्य, sūrya, lit “the Supreme Light”) is the chief solar deity, one of the Adityas, son of Kasyapa and one of his wives Aditi, of Indra, or of Dyaus Pitar (depending by the versions). 
The term “Surya” also refers to the Sun, in general. 
God Surya has hair and arms of gold. 
Surya drives through the heaven in his triumphal chariot harnessed by seven horses or one horse with seven heads, which represent the seven colours of the rainbow or the seven chakras. 
He presides over “Ravi-waar” or Sunday.
In Hindu religious literature, Surya is notably mentioned as the visible form of God that one can see every day. 
Furthermore, Shaivites and Vaishnavas often regard Surya as an aspect of Shiva and Vishnu, respectively. 
For example, the sun is called Surya Narayana by Vaishnavas. 
In Shaivite theology, Surya is said to be one of eight forms of Shiva, named the Astamurti.

His other names include Vivasvat (Sanskrit: वैवस्वत) (also Visvakarma or Vivasvan), Ravi (lit. “the Fire Bird”), Aditya (lit. the son of Aditi), Pusha (the best Purifier), Divakar (the maker of the day), Savita (the vivifier), Arka (the ray), Mitra (friend), Bhanu (light), Bhaskar (maker of Light) and Grahapati (the Lord of Grahas).