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Gods and Lovers: Paintings and Sculptures from India
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Gods and Lovers: Paintings and Sculptures from India

Thru Sun 05/28/2023

Museum of Art - Pavilion Gallery
This exhibition showcases examples of Indian painting and sculpture from The Ringling and private Florida collections. On view are paintings by artists from various schools affiliated with royal courts across northern, central, and western India between the 16th and 19th centuries. These small format artworks, often referred to as “miniatures,” were created as leaves of books or albums for the private contemplation of elite patrons. Drawing from Hindu scripture and literature, classical music, and court culture, they weave together tales of divine love, earthly splendor, heroism, desire, and vengeance.

Visitors will also see Hindu and Jain sculptures dating from between the 9th and 14th centuries from the bequest of John and Mable Ringling. Carved from stone or cast in metal, these objects comprise the most significant group of Asian objects collected by the Ringlings in the 1920s.

Female musician playing the rudravina, ca. 1680
India, Deccan, Golconda
Opaque pigments with gold on paper, gold-ground border with floral motifs enclosed by pale red and blue banding and green and gold rules, laid down in an album page with interlacing scrolls of foliage on an ivory ground
Image: 6 1/4 × 4 11/16 in. (15.9 × 11.9 cm); sheet: 12 1/4 × 7 13/16 in. (31.1 × 19.8 cm)
South Florida Collection
Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues.

Price FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

Venue Ringling Museum of Art / Monda Gallery /Historic Asolo Theater

Address 5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 GET DIRECTIONS

Phone Number 941.359.5700

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