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Divine worlds

Indian painting

Dates + times

1 September – 11 November 2012
Open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm every day

Tickets

FREE

Events

  • For a full program of exhibition events click here.

Contacts

Recorded information +61 2 6240 6501
General information +61 2 6240 6411
For visitors with mobility difficulties +61 2 6240 6411
email contact

 

Image detail above:
Kota school , Rajasthan, India, Krishna's fluting summons the entranced gopis for Autumn Moon festival [Sharad purnima]; shrine hanging [pichhavai] c. 1840, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2005

Gallery of works

Divine worlds brings together masterpieces of Indian painting from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Dating from the 15th to the 20th century, the paintings range from exquisite intimate miniatures to vast hunting scenes, monumental pilgrimage maps and brilliantly coloured devotional shrine hangings. Celebrating the traditions of Hindu, Jain and Islamic India, the paintings are rich in legend, regal drama and romance. Divine worlds offers a magnificent opportunity to revel in rarely seen treasures from the national art collection.

Kota school, Rajasthan, India, Krishna's fluting summons the entranced gopis for Autumn Moon festival [Sharad purnima]; shrine hanging [pichhavai] c. 1840, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2005