Phantasmic Anatomy of the Statues of Mathura

By: Sandrine Gill

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The specificity of the images of Mathura lies in the invention of forms which can translate the diverse personalities of the divinities of the Hindu pantheon. The creation of phantasmic anatomy in the domain of imaginaire, instead of being monstrous, accord a perfect harmony between form and signification. the human figure, the basic form, is transformed into divine form. It is one of the great inventions of Indian art. The impossible associations in the real word create a very natural universe of gods. The present monograph ends with the history of the reactions of the European travellers to icons which were so different from their classical ideal of beauty. It leads to a reflection on the problematics of perception and assimilation of form. Printed Pages: 144 with 154 line figures, 4 coloured and 16 b/w illustrations.

Title: Phantasmic Anatomy of the Statues of Mathura

Author Name: Sandrine Gill

Categories: India, Art & Art History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2000

ISBN: 8121509068

ISBN 13: 9788121509060

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 19 Cms x 25 Cms

Seller ID: 029148

Keywords: Indian Art