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NY's Metropolitan Museum to show Shiva-Parvati playing chaupar

Nevada , Tue, 27 Sep 2011 ANI

Nevada (US), Sept 27 (ANI): The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) of New York is organizing "Master Painters of India, 1100-1900" exhibition from September 28 to January 8 next year.


Besides Shiva and Parvati playing the game of chaupar while relaxing on a tiger skin, a Basholi Jammu painting dated 1694-95; this exhibition also includes Krishna dancing with gopis, etc.-about 220 works by forty of greatest Indian painters; "some of whom are identified for the first time", Museum claims.


Applauding MET for exhibiting Hinduism focused art, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) on Monday, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.


Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged other major art museums of the world, including Musee du Louvre and Musee d'Orsay of Paris, Los Angeles Getty Center, Uffizi Gallery of Florence (Italy), Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Modern of London, Prado Museum of Madrid, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, etc., to frequently organize Hindu art focused exhibitions, thus sharing the rich Hindu art heritage with the rest of the world. (ANI)


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