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Sculptures are rich in folklore, family and nature, myths and legends, magic and spirits.

art and culture Updated: Jul 22, 2011 01:27 IST
Hindustan Times

Sculpture art from Tengenenge

Theland, in the North of Zimbabwe, called Tengenenge, or the beginning of the beginning, is where the story of these sculptures began. Sculpted from the freely available stones called serpentine (found at a depth of 3 km under the earth, formed over two and half thousand million years ago), these sculptures are rich in folklore, family and nature, myths and legends, magic and spirits.

The sculptures are part of an exclusive collection put together by Mon van der Biest, an Indophile whose India connect began 30 years ago when he visited India and adopted three Indian children and established Namaste India in Belgium and Namaste Belgium in India. On from: August 1 to 5 at Palm Court, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Colony

Soul Ink
Artist Swati Pasari’s paintings talk about immortality and timelessness. Pasari, who has discovered painting as one of the ways to attain her inner peace, says, “I see a different dimension when I paint.” Using acrylic on canvas as the medium of her art, she has painted some exotic creations of Lord Ganesha, Lord Buddha, geometrical patterns and more. On from: July 25 to 31 at The Open Palm Court, Indian Habitat Centre

Tribal Contours
In this exhibition of Gond art, artists transform sacred Gond myths and stories into iconic and narrative imagery, leaving the audience astounded by its uniqueness and beautiful rendering. In the modern lifestyle where we are going away from nature and the rich diversity of our culture, these artists have brought tribal culture and tradition on canvas and paper. On from: July 29 and 31 at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre.

First Published: Jul 21, 2011 17:39 IST