Wednesday, January 25, 2012

San Francisco: A Hipster's Guide to Hinduism

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum is holding an exhibition of the artworks of artist and Pixar animator Sanjay Patel. Titled  Deities, Demons and Dudes with ‘Staches, the illustrations of Indian avataars and Maharajas are quirky and fun. 

I loved the pop-culture re-interpretation of Hindu mythology.

Also do check out his lovely illustrated book-The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow.

The exhibition is on at the museum till the 22nd of April. While there, also don't forget to view the main exhibit- 'Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts'- The exhibit includes over 200 artowrks, jewelery and other pieces that the Kings of India collected and commissioned. 

Thank you AR for the link!

{Image credit for all illustrations goes to Sanjay Patel}


Patricia Torres said...

Totally impressed by the last image.. and the showcase of little flowers or fairy lights.. impressive!!

Love the contrast and blends of colour..

Anjali Ramachandran said...

Thanks for the credit :-)