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Carlos Cruanas


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Spain
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Carlos Cruanas has travelled extensively throughout Asia since 1975 and has lived for long periods in India, Nepal and Thailand. His initial anthropological curiosity about the different cultures of the East led him to develop a special interest in Oriental art as a manifestation of something deeper than the purely aesthetic. He thus found that the magnificent temple architecture and rich sculptures provided the visual backcloth to many of the key questions that define Oriental culture, such as humanity's place in the universe, its relationship with divinity, its suffering and liberation. Carlos Cruañas consequently specialized in the religious art of three of the most universally known Indian traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Over the years, he has assembled his own collection while also contributing to the creation of some of the most interesting Spanish collections of Oriental art. He has been appointed curator of several exhibitions and prepared the corresponding catalogues (visit the News page).

From his thirty years' experience as an antiquarian together with his interest in anthropology, Carlos Cruañas has developed a broadbased knowledge and expertise with which to value and catalogue ritual objects of Shamanist as well as other artistic manifestations of religious and palace life in those countries.

Carlos Cruañas offers advisory and expertization services on objects of art from India, Nepal, Tibet and Southeast Asia.




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