Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Caption Contest

Lest we get too serious about art...

One of the things we enjoyed noticing at our 4Cats Art Cafe on Sunday was the playfulness and outright joy in so many Indian paintings. It's good to be reminded that, no matter how serious we are about our subject, art is above all, play.

So it is with no disrespect to Mr. Raj, painter of this beautifully painted picture, or to the Hindu gods depicted in it, that I propose a caption contest for the orange and green fellows at the lower left. 

If you have an idea what Vishnu might be thinking as he reclines on his giant white polyp, or what all of those many heads might be saying on the right, please send those in, too.

Next: Caption contest for a Medieval Christian panel.

Fun with art is an equal-opportunity event. Or ought to be.
Shesha-shayi Vishnu, Madhu-Kaitabha and Adishakti
Miniature Painting On Paper
Kailash Raj
10.5" X 7.5" 

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