Yogini in Meditation
- Subject: Yoga Miniature Art
- Paint Material: Opaque Watercolors
- Base Material: Paper (unframed)
- Size: 8.5 in. wide and 13.5 in. tall (21.5 cms X 34 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Presenting for your personal collection a beautiful miniature Yoga art.
This rare painting invites wonder at India’s extraordinary artistic heritage and with it you will feel the magic and spiritual enlightenment of Yoga. The art of Yoga constitutes a visual archive that attempts to capture one or several of its attributes, as a philosophical school, a Hindu tradition, a spiritual science and an exercise regimen.
Ragamala paintings illustrate poetic verses associated with musical modes, images of yogis & yoginis infuse music and painting, love and pleasure with divinity, lifting aesthetic delectation into a more serious register. Traditionally in India, musicians do not perform written compositions. Instead, a musician’s every performance is a unique improvisation on a “framework” of musical patterns called a raga or ragini. A raga or ragini is defined by the mood it conveys. A complete set of ragas and raginis was called a ragamala (or garland of ragas).
The iconography of the ragamala should be taken to have been somewhat open ended. The yogis and yoginis of ragamala paintings would have been exotic to all. In a musical context, they conveyed emotions not encountered in daily life, tantalizing with the possibility of a different path and a taste of the beyond. However, Ragamala paintings show that that taste started in the world, with the visible, audible, touchable, tasteable, and scentable, as is so eloquently expressed by the young yogini in this artwork, who rests against a swing, having vowed to remain standing, smelling a small, pink rose in the iconic gesture of the refined connoisseur.
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