Ganesha – Cosmic Dance, a distinctive artwork by Giampaolo Tomasetti, displays the various features of the Hindu God of wisdom, good fortune and auspicious beginnings.
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Ma Lakshmi£ 120.00 – £ 450.00 BUY
The central figure in this piece is Ma Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth and prosperity, who is worshipped throughout the year but specifically on Diwali, the festival of lights. Lakshmi, bedecked in the finest jewellery and a magnificent crown, all made of gold, is sitting on a lotus pedestal while also holding the flower in two of her hands. The lotus signifies fortune and prosperity. One of Lakshmi’s hands is seen showering earth with apples that are making the farmers prosperous. The golden backdrop that surrounds Lakshmi symbolises the prosperity that she is bestowing upon earth.
On Lakshmi’s left, the artist of this beautiful artwork, Italian born Giampaolo Tomassetti depicts Lord Vishnu reclining on a serpent, while She sits at His feet. Vishnu is the preserver and protector of the universe, and together with Lakshmi, they represent the growth and prosperity of the universe.
Tomassetti makes a clear distinction between the divine and the real world, which is depicted by way of aerial views of a field, a village and a temple at the bottom of the painting. The painting as a whole is an homage to life in the universe or the cosmos.
Ganesha – Cosmic Dance£ 75.00 – £ 405.00 BUY
Lord Ganesha, the Hindu elephant God, not only signifies an auspicious beginning and good fortune, but also holds a wealth of meaning.
If you look closely, you will see the big ears and large head, a product of wisdom gained from listening and reading. The trunk and fingers curved into the shape of Aum, the universal sound that is essential to meditation. The belly and body depicting Mount Kailash – Home of his father Lord Shiva, with a line of elephants struggling to go uphill, symbolising the hardship of today’s material world. In his right hand Lord Ganesha holds the ankusha (tool used to guide) with the Natraja avatar of Lord Shiva dancing. This painting reinforces how powerful they both are.
Artist: Giampaolo Tomassetti, Original Media: Oil on Canvas
To read more about Ganesha – BEGINNING WITH GANESHA: ARTWORK THAT INSPIRES