Friday, February 10, 2012

Hinduism Artwork by Sanjay Patel at Asian Art Museum

Hurry, before the exhibition closes (April 2012). The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco presents Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts. An impressive collection of pieces dating back to the 18th Century, the exhibit highlights royal family life.

Another exhibit you'll want to catch is from Pixar animator, Sanjay Patel, entitled Deities, Demons and Dudes with 'Staches: Indian Avatars. His cartoon artwork, derived from Hinduism, is simply amazing! And, by strategically placing stickers throughout the museum, kids can link historical artifacts with the fun and accessible imagery Sanjay provides.

Asian Art Museum News Story

Need a Photograph of Buddha

Visited San Francisco's Asian Art Museum the other day. And, I came across some very different-looking statues of the same thing. It is interesting how various cultures depict Buddha.

Seated Buddha Seated Buddha Happy Buddha
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Interesting indeed. If only we had a photo of Buddha...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Unknown Writing

Unknown Indian Writing by s_w_ellis
Unknown Indian Writing, a photo by s_w_ellis on Flickr.

I took a picture of this writing in the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. There was no translation nor context nearby. Anyone know what it says? I would guess it is Sanskrit, but am not sure.