- USA & Canada
Gods and Lovers: Paintings and Sculptures from India
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road,
Sarasota, Florida, USA
Nov 12, 2022 To May 28, 2023
Detail: This exhibition showcases examples of Indian painting and sculpture from The Ringling and private Florida collections. On view are paintings by artists from various schools affiliated with royal courts across northern, central, and western India between the 16th and 19th centuries. These small format artworks, often referred to as “miniatures,” were created as leaves of books or albums for the private contemplation of elite patrons. Drawing from Hindu scripture and literature, classical music, and court culture, they weave together tales of divine love, earthly splendor, heroism, desire, and vengeance.