River Narmada that flows like a boundary between northern and southern india, is considered a virgin river and daughter of lord shiva. Shiva is the “destroyer of evil and the transformer” within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu.
Many river side bathing platforms, Ghaats, were made by kings and rulers for the convenience of their subjects. Riverside was always a place of learning, worshipping and creativity.
This man is offering water(surya namaskar) to the Sun God in river Narmada, at Maheshwar town, India.
When winter sets in the countryside, river flow becomes steady and has a warm layer with a steamy look. it helps people to bathe in comfort specially old, who do not have access to a bathroom at their homes. furthermore, bathing in river is considered sacred in India.
Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Even art that aims for verisimilitude of the highest degree can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is likely to be exceedingly elusive. Artwork which takes liberties, altering for instance color and form in ways that are conspicuous, can be said to be partially abstract.
The image depicted here is inspired by a friend who works on buildings and its reflections, shadows. The nature of big cities merge with the colossal structure that they believe in, and together they are no less than the maze. Human Emotion itself.
Living in Mumbai for the last seventeen years has been no less than metamorphosis of the ideas that hinged with my personality for a long time. The roller-coaster ride of myriad perceptions and eventually falling prey to it has been an experience that i know not if i can be proud of.
The whole capitalism of the city is a maze. A flying elusive face of reality.
Image clicked by a friend – Ajitesh Sharma
I believe the continuing interest in abstract art lies in its ability to inspire our curiosity about the reaches of our imagination and the potential for us to create something completely unique in the world.