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Mahabharata – The Fall of the Hero – Bhishma£ 220.00 – £ 700.00 BUY
The character of Bhishma in the Mahabharata is the embodiment of the word dharma (duty). His sense of duty and loyalty never wavered.
Bhishma, the great patriarch of the dynasty, was the son to goddess Ganga and always wore silver armour. This artwork depicts the crucial moment on the bloody battlefield, where he is pierced by arrows shot by Arjuna. The painting portrays him moments before his fall, unabashed in his proud and heroic posture. The blue sky serves as a frame to the splendour of the chariot and the armour. This is the prelude to the departure of the noble Bhishmadeva who will be deeply mourned by both sides.