Painting the Mysteries of the Great Unknown – Jain Artworks

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jainism is one of the oldest religions of the world, practiced predominantly in India. Its literature of doctrines and philosophy are as deep and mysterious as its history. Perhaps the most compelling are the artworks and paintings that illustrate Jain teachings, especially those of cosmology and depictions of the universe. Complex and oftentimes unfathomable, they are nevertheless beautiful like the stars of the unknown cosmos above us...

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    “Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER