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Ganesha – The Elephant Headed Hindu God

Vasanthula Ramakrishna | September 17, 2020
Ganesha – The Elephant Headed Hindu God

Ganesha, the elephant headed Hindu god of beginnings, revered by intellectuals, bankers, businessmen, artists, scribes, and authors alike. Ganesha is the remover of all obstacles.

These Ganesha icons were influenced by the temple sculptures of south India. These gigantic sculptures inspired me to capture their features and while painting these I felt the process was surreal. From painting routine city scapes, shifting to these Ganesha images was a welcome diversion and helped me relax. It was almost therapeutic and I felt as though I was dwelling into my subconscious mind and hunting for lost images.

I consider these as a transition of my journey from city scapes towards finding new iconography, which have succeeded in reaching into the deeper levels of my heart.

Pen on canvas board

Size: 12″ x 16″

Year: 2020

Price: INR 12,000 each


Vasanthula Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna was born in 1976 in a small village in Rambhadrapuram, Andhra Pradesh. It was a scenic area with greenery and lush vegetation all around. Growing up, he was influenced by eminent artist Laxma Goud and other contemporary artists of his time. Rama graduated a Master’s degree from JNFAU (Hyderabad) College. The metro city life, with its rapid changes, motivated him to paint “City Scapes”. By visiting other cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai, he noticed similarities, sparking off numerous questions. All of these have culminated in these expressions through art.

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