Learn about the murals of India at illustrated talk in Capital
India has one of the finest traditions of painting in the world, coming from ancient times. Ancient and exquisite Indian murals are the foundations of the tradition of later manuscript paintings and Indian miniatures.
Benoy K Behl, a film-maker, art-historian and photographer who is known for his tireless and prolific output of work over the past 41 years, is coming up with an illustrated talk on 'The murals of India'. The event will be held on June 7 at Arpana Fine Arts Gallery, Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.
Behl's photography of the early Indian murals has placed the Indian tradition of paintings in a new perspective. This illustrated lecture has been delivered at a host of prestigious universities and museums around the world and has clearly established the fact of the continuous tradition of painting, since ancient times, in India. The murals of India have also been established as one of the greatest and most sublime traditions of the art of the world.
This ancient art of India is valuable to mankind today as it is deeply rooted in the philosophic vision of this land; a vision which takes us far from the confusion and clamour of the material world, to a peaceful sanctuary, where we may look within. An inner vision which opens our minds and hearts to a great treasure, to the bliss and the peace of the spirit.
Behl has taken over 50,000 photographs of Asian monuments and art heritage, made 140 documentaries which are regularly screened at major cultural institutions worldwide. His photographic exhibitions have been warmly received in 59 countries around the world.