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Mahabharata – Bhima and Bhagadatta£ 145.00 – £ 745.00 BUY
Bhima is endowed with extraordinary strength and his spectacular feats inspire artistic imagination. He was known for his voracious appetite and in battle he could kill warriors with their elephants only with his mace.
It was possible to trace him on the battlefield simply by following the trail of elephants he had slaughtered. His herculean strength, the fiery character and his total devotion to Lord Krishna and his family led him to perform legendary feats.
The furious and passionate temperament of the great warrior, the bright colours, the red dress, and piercing look of his eyes when fighting – everything speaks about the character of a Kshatriya, always totally committed in defence of society and the moral principles that rule it.
Mahabharata – O Brother – Bhima and Hanuman£ 155.00 – £ 780.00 BUY
This is the moment when the two most important epic tales of India entwine. The elder brother Hanuman – the divine monkey, meets the younger Bhima in a singular pastime with a final explosion of affection! Hanuman is Bhima’s half-brother, son of Vayu. He is a great warrior and the very embodiment of devotion to Rama, an incarnation of Krishna.
The wild forest is the timeless context of a scene that sees the aged Hanuman meeting his strong brother Bhima. The artist wanted to play with the unusual proportions of the characters as Bhima describes the creature to be ”the biggest monkey he ever saw.”. You can see by contrast, the endeavour that Bhima is making to move Hanuman’s tail and the lazy tired face of the gigantic monkey almost indifferent to this action. There is for sure a link between the intricate elements of the forest and the intrigue of the whole Mahabharata.
Mahabharata – The Demoness Hidimbi£ 155.00 – £ 770.00 BUY
This artwork depicts Bhima and Hidimbi’s first meeting. A gorgeous forest becomes the right place for a romantic wild meeting of love, a bucolic scene of seduction with a hint of discreet sensuality.
Hidimbi belonged to the Rakshasa race, giant cannibals with supernatural powers who lived deep in the forests. Despite the major differences between them, their marriage is a short but happy one. Their union generated a much loved son, Ghatotkacha, who was very powerful, humble and loyal.
In the midst of such a dramatic epic, these few tender moments make for a welcome distraction from the pain of troublesome events.