Philosophy of Rasa (रस); Indian Aesthetics

Indian Aesthetics – The Rasa (रस) Theory as formulated by Bharata and later explicated and enriched by Ānandavardhana and Abhinavagupta constitutes the Central Tradition in Indian aesthetics. Indian aesthetic thinking is primarily audience- or reader-oriented and the center of much discussion is the response of the readers. But we should bear in mind that the word rasa denotes, apart from the reader’s aesthetic experience, the creative … Continue reading Philosophy of Rasa (रस); Indian Aesthetics

Art, Obscenity, Philosophy, Poetry and freedom of expression. | Sandeep Bhalla’s Blog

I read this on Sandeep Bhalla’s Blog. “The Nude in contemporary art, a perennial art subject, considered to be the greatest challenges in art has still not lost its charm and focuses on how the human form has been re-interpreted by the emerging and influential artists today. The paintbrush has become a powerful tool of expression as the pen is for some, and has thus … Continue reading Art, Obscenity, Philosophy, Poetry and freedom of expression. | Sandeep Bhalla’s Blog

Spirituality in Art

This post is a bit difficult to write; rather, difficult to start. I’ll make it simple for myself. A very good friend shared a documentary on Pt. Kumar Gandharva, Kabir and the concept of Nirgun (without form, quality or attribute) Bhajan. View the documentary at Culture Unplugged (90 minutes). It may help to visit the respective Wikipedia pages, if you are not aware of Pt. Kumar Gandharva and … Continue reading Spirituality in Art