Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Diwali

Gajalakshmi, Painting by Graham Brown

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Exhibition on Yoga

Yoga: The Art of Transformation

Opens October 19
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC.
"Yoga is a global phenomenon practiced by millions of people seeking spiritual insight and better health. Few, however, are aware of yoga's dynamic history. Opening this fall at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the world's first exhibition of yogic art. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, vibrant manuscripts, and court paintings created in India over 2,000 years—as well as early modern photographs, books, and films—reveal yoga's mysteries and illuminate its profound meanings."

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Devi Enthroned

Devi Enthroned (detail) Mandi

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Husaini Arts

Posted by kind permission of Husaini Arts, Fine Islamic and indian Art.
For information on these works, and to see more, visit their website:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Nainsukh (18th century) is probably the best known of Pahari painters. His work is characterised by simplicity, robust design, and naturalism.
The biographical film, Nainsukh (2010), directed by Amit Dutta, explores his life and work.

A Scene from the film, recreating one of Nainsukh's paintings:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sikh Miniatures

Guru Nanak meets Nath Siddhas

Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjabi, c 1840

Monday, June 10, 2013


Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, was a famous sufi saint of the Chisti order. He lived near Delhi. Nizamuddin stressed love as a means of realising God.

Monday, June 3, 2013

From a Bonham's Auction

1.Farrukhabad, A prince and his mistress.
2 & 3. Sri Krishna riding on Garuda, Harivamsa.
4 & 5. Holy men of the Sri Nath-ji sect.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Shri Rama

Mysore painting of the coronation of Lord Rama

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Noble Yogini

A Prince Meeting a Noble Yogini, Victoria &Albert Museum.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Woman with a Bird

Woman and Attendants with a Bird, Golconda, Deccan School, late 18th c.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Bodleian Library Collection, The Emperor Shahjahan riding, with the Aftabi or sunshade held over his head.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shri Ganesha Writing

Painting by Graham Brown, gouache and watercolour on board. 16.5 x 16.5 cm. 2013.