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Picturing Sound, Creating Mood

Mar 23 —
Nov 22, 2015

Twelve paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries reveal the multisensory worlds depicted in Indian paintings. Looking closely, you’ll notice elements of sound hidden in the details: a cocked hunting rifle, dangling jewelry, falling rain or a bird in flight. These create a mood that draws the sensitive viewer (rasika) into the artwork emotionally, allowing you to feel its essence (rasa).