Yoga guru's portraits of self, Himalayan saints on view

Wednesday, 09 January 2019, 05:35 Hrs
34
cmt right
37
Comment Right
60
cmt right
13
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email
Yoga gurus portraits of self, Himalayan saints on view


 Renowned yoga guru Bharat Thakur, who spent many years in the mountains studying yoga and "tantra", was a close observer of saintly life up there. His observations and the creative urge to paint merge in his exhibits here.

Thakur, who pioneered a new style of yoga called Artistic Yoga in 1999, is currently exhibiting three bodies of his works  his self portraits, portraits of babas and sculptures. 

"Prayag: The Inner Journey" is open at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) here.

Thakur says being a painter was a hat he always wore, even when he was a boy in the hills.

"I was drawn to it pretty much like how every painter gets drawn to painting. Except, I did not got to a traditional art school. In the mountains, I sketched sometimes on the snow," Thakur, who is married to Bollywood actor Bhumika Chawla, told IANS.

As noted by art patron Kiran Nadar, who inaugurated his solo show, the portraits (of the ascetics) from the Himalayas speak for themselves.

"The features that Bharat has made and the depth of pain that he has captured, shows how well he must have known that life. It must have made a true difference in his life, which turned him from being a yoga guru to an artist," she said.

Thakur himself said that he waited for the artist in him to do justice to his "pet" theme.

"I am an insider when I paint the 'babas' as I have spent many years in the mountains studying Yoga, Tantra, Ashita. Each of the babas has a different practice, and I am in a good position to paint them," he explained, referring to his inspiration from his spiritual lineage of "aghora" and tantra.

In his revelatory self portrait series 'Aham', where he paints himself as a subject, viewers can see the artist turns an intense and piercing gaze inward.

"With the paintings, he is delving deep into the mind and soul of man to cull into the dark recesses to reveal what is yet unknown," a note on the exhibition said.

Through the use of unique form, colours and textures, his series on spiritual gurus has him handle those subjects like a true insider. A vibrant, visual expression of the spiritual messages he seeks to convey through his yoga, Thakur's works can be viewed here till January 10.



Read More...



5 Cybersecurity Tips You Should Adopt in 2019



5-10 servings of fruits, veggies daily may cut diabetes risk


Source: IANS
SPOTLIGHT
US Indian
Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app sh..
Business
The Pentagon has selected Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS, the cloud computing arm ..
Technology
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced "Vacatio..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will laun..
Gadgets
Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsu..
Career
Wiley, a global leader in research and education has announced a series of blended learning progr..
Entertainment
"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin doesn't want season eight to be the final chapter of "..
Startup City
Youth are leading India's start-up ecosystem where the median age of founder-entrepreneurs..
Finance
The Reserve Bank of India injected a total liquidity of Rs 2.98 lakh crore in the market in 20..