Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting in North India

Exhibition December 22, 2018 − July 21, 2019
Metropolitan Museum presents an exhibition "Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting in North India".

Focusing on early painting styles that appeared in the regional courtyards of the Punjab hills of Northern India during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this exhibition explores innovative ways of depicting Hindu gods. Comparing religious images with emotionally charged narrative moments, the paintings provided the royal patrons with new means to establish a personal connection with the divine through devotion (bhakti).

The main exhibit was the banner of the temple of the early nineteenth century, which has never been shown publicly.

Based on the materials of the official site Metropolitan Museum.