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An Expression Of The Divine Wrapped in Purple

Posted in Studies & Sketches through the lens with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by designldg

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“I am a, just like a peach is, just like a fish is.
I have a right to be this way…
I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to…
We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful…
We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid.
It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.”
(From “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker)

This is a sacred sculpture from Kolkata’s Indian Museum which has a fascinating composition.
It is located in Chowringhee on Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, known as “Jadughar”, and is one of the earliest museums established in the world and considered the largest one in the country.
Sometimes arise mysterious fluids taking different shades of colours, the purle glow leads to the path of dreams…

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Some Secrets of Life

Posted in Dreaming a Museum with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by designldg


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“Of all our games, love’s play is the only one which threatens to unsettle our soul, and is also the only one in which the player has to abandon himself to the body’s ecstasy.
…Nailed to the beloved body like a slave to a cross, I have learned some secrets of life which are now dimmed in my memory by the operation of that same law which ordained that the convalescent, once cured, ceases to understand the mysterious truths laid bare by illness, and that the prisoner, set free, forgets his torture, or the conqueror, his triumph passed, forgets his glory.”
(Quotes from “Memoirs of Hadrian” by French writer Marguerite Yourcenar)

Antinoüs (111–130) was a member of the entourage of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, to whom he was beloved.
Antinous was deified after his death.
This marble statue stands at Le Louvre museum it allowed me to try a Canon EOs 500D.

 

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Evaluating Human Existence

Posted in Dreaming a Museum with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by designldg


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“Like everyone else I have at my disposal only three means of evaluating human existence: the study of self, which is the most difficult and most dangerous method, but also the most fruitful; the observation of our fellowmen, who usually arrange to hide secrets where none exist; and books, with the particular errors of perspective to which they inevitably give rise.”
(Quotes from “Memoirs of Hadrian” by French writer Marguerite Yourcenar)

This marble statue of Antinoüs stands at Le Louvre museum, it allowed me to try a Canon EOs 500D and to take a few pictures where there is no edition.
Memoirs of Hadrian (French: Mémoires d’Hadrien) is a novel by the French writer Marguerite Yourcenar about the life and death of Roman Emperor Hadrian.
The book was first published in France in French in 1951 as Mémoires d’Hadrien, and was an immediate success, meeting with enormous critical acclaim.
Antinous was born to a Greek family in Bithynion-Claudiopolis, in the Roman province of Bithynia in what is now north-west Turkey.
He joined the entourage of the Emperor when Hadrian passed through Bithynia in about 124, and soon became his beloved companion who accompanied him on his many journeys through the empire.
Although some have suggested the two might have had a romantic relationship, it is uncertain if this was true.
In October 130, according to Hadrian, “Antinous was drowned in the Nilus.”
It is not known whether his death was the result of accident, suicide, murder, or religious sacrifice.
After his death, the grief of the emperor knew no bounds, causing the most extravagant respect to be paid to his memory abd he decreed his deification.

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Plucking her Petals

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by designldg

“By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.”
(Rabindranath Tagore – Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)

This sensuous maiden from Khajuraho was sculpted during the the golden age and is now standing in a room of the Bharat Kala Bhavan, the Art and Archaeological Museum of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi (Benaras).
It is a model of timeless indian beauty.

Under the Moon’s Effulgence

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by designldg

“Although the effulgence of the moon is brilliant initially at night, in the daytime it fades away.
Similarly, although the lotus is beautiful during the daytime, at night it closes.
But, O My friend, the face of My most dear Srimati Radharani is always bright and beautiful, both day and night.
Therefore, to what can Her face be compared?”
(Vidagdha-madhava 5.20)

This statue of a Toilet Bearer was sculpted during the Kushana period in the second century A.D. and was coming from Diyara (Faizabad) before resting for ever in the Bharat Kala Bhavan, the Art and Archaeological Museum of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi (Benaras).
Several things in this sculpture remind Goddess Radha, the companion of Lord Krishna.