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Ganga 21

01 The Himalayas 2007 140 x 180From 5-18 November an exhibition of paintings depicting a 2,500km journey along India’s sacred river Ganges will be depicted at The Waterhall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

In its only showing in the UK, Ganga 21 is a series of oil paintings by Australian artist Kevin Pearsh. The paintings capture his experiences of travelling the Ganges from its source, deep in the Himalayas, to its end at the Bay of Bengal. Together, the 21 canvases capture both the diversity of this landscape but also the profound religious significance of the river, considered to be the mother of Hinduism.

In order to choose the final images he made daily watercolour sketches using water from the Ganges and photographed over 2000 scenes before choosing  the final 21 from which to develop his canvases.

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This entry was posted on November 1, 2013 by in Art.
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