Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North India

December 22, 2018

July 21, 2019

The Met Fifth Avenue,1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

Event Description

Focusing on early painting styles that emerged in the regional courts of the Punjab hills of North India during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this exhibition will examine innovative ways of depicting the Hindu gods. By juxtaposing devotional images with emotionally charged narrative moments, the paintings provided fresh means for royal patrons to forge a personal connection to the divine through devotion (bhakti). Highlights will include an early nineteenth-century temple banner that has never been shown publicly.

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