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Nepal
▼painting
Laxmi
Dinesh Charan Shrestha
■Year 1999
■Medium oil on canvas
■Size (cm)
(H×W)
46×36
The work showing Lakshmi, the Goddess of Fortune, standing on the lotus seat is a typical iconography in Hinduism. In this work, however, the elephant which is usually depicted with the Goddess disappear to emphasise the sensuality of the half-naked Goddess. Instead of using pigments, the artist uses oil paints to express the reality of the flesh. It is a contemporary Thanka developed from the traditional religious painting.
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