Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Partha Sarathi, illustrations, oil on canvas, spiritual art by Dominique Amendola

You might be wondering what i have been working on all those days. For the past 2, 3 months, I have been painting new illustrations for the publishing of the Bhagavad Gita. The paintings are quite large and demand a lot of preparation. Many sketches have gone into creating the art. It took me some 3 weeks to work on the Parta-Sarathi sketch. Those are not copies evidently and had to be design from the descriptions in the book. The Bhagavad Gita litterally mean the song of God; the song ( Gita) of Bhagavan ( Bhagavad). 
The Bhagavad Gita is a small part ( the heart ) of the larger work called "The Mahabharatha", an epic who would put homer's illade and odyssey to shame. This epic counts 100,000 verses! Yes you read correctly: 100,000 verses. 
It was a pleasure for me to illustrate this Bhagavad Gita with the new commentaries of Sripad Narasingha Swami. Now the original work will also adorn the monastery in south India. 
If you like to see the paintings, i am including a link for you to see them. They are not published yet, so I protected them with a large copyright sign across the work. Soon after publication, I will post those pieces in this blog. 
Two paintings for the Bhagavad Gita

Dominique Amendola - California - French, classical realism spiritual art.

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