Friday, December 16, 2011

Resting between engagements

Sometimes it's good just to sit and look at something wonderful. These drawings from the exhibition Tantra Song: Contemporary Tantric Paintings from Rajasthan at the Santa Monica Museum of Art are perfect for a moment of end of year reflection. Who can see them without reaching back for memories from the history of art? Whether it's Russian Constructivists or French Impressionists or Gordon Walters and Michael Illingworth, our connections say as much about us as they do about the paintings themselves. Best of all, these Tantric images may have an ancient lineage but they were made between 1985 and 2009. They are featured in a book of the same name
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