|Category:||Expressive Traditional Art | Posted:||September 10, 2017|
Kamasutra-Guide To Basic Life
The Kama Sutra (Sanskrit) is an ancient Indian Hindu text written by Vātsyāyana. It is widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behaviour in Sanskrit literature.
A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted poetry verses. "Kāma" which is one of the four goals of Hindu life, means desire including sexual desire, the latter being the subject of the textbook, and "sūtra" literally means a thread or line that holds things together, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or line, rule, formula), or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual.
Contrary to western popular perception, the Kama Sutra is not exclusively a sex manual; it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life. Kama Sutra, in parts of the world, is presumed or depicted as a synonym for creative sexual positions; in reality, only 20% of Kama Sutra is about sexual positions. The majority of the book, notes Jacob Levy, is about the philosophy and theory of love, what triggers desire, what sustains it, how and when it is good or bad.
The Kama Sutra is the oldest and most notable of a group of texts known generically as Kama Shastra (Sanskrit: Kāma Śāstra).
Historians attribute Kamasutra to be composed between 400 BCE and 200 CE. John Keay says that the Kama Sutra is a compendium that was collected into its present form in the 2nd century CE. (ack:wikipedia)
I have painted this in watercolours on Strathmore 18"x24" , 300 gsm thick paper. This won an honourable mention in an international painting competition organized by Heavens Art Gallery USA.
And this morning someone has bought a print for $150 from Fine Art America website. So I thought it fit to share this work of mine with all my well-wishers/supporters and fellow artists on FAR. And not to mention the FAR Team!
I have painted one more version of 'Kamasutra' which I will post tomorrow. A print of this also was purchased by some artlover from Fineartamerica.com.
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|Watercolour painting on Paper.|
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