13.5 x 9.7 in. / 34.3 x 24.6 cm.
Watercolour on handmade paper
In this painting, Sanat Chatterjee showcases Shiva and his companion Parvati/Uma in an eroticised embrace. The image describes a passionate aspect of their relationship, as evident in the arched brows of Shiva, the hot red atmosphere around the figures, and the eroticised vocabulary evident through the bare bosom of the goddess and her diaphanous lower garment, even as she serves amrita to her beloved. It signifies the Purusha-Prakriti duality, which considers the energy of a sexual union at the centre of all creation. The stylisation borrows heavily from Tibetan art, most clearly evident in the dragon mask-like figure framing the image.
|Art Artist Names Single||Sanat Chatterjee|