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Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago, traced a centuries-old dispute
on the symbolism of a genre of votary object representing Hindu god
Shiva. James Cuno, president and director of the...
Audio Lecture: The Lingam Made Flesh: Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Art
Stories shape our knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. Telling stories helps all of us to understand who we are and what we believe. For visual artists the challenge is to tell a...
Teacher Manual: Telling Images: Stories in Art
Excerpted from the teacher manual Telling Images: Stories in Art this chapter focuses on the artwork Statue of a Standing Vishnu which was created in 16th century India. Includes...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Statue of a Standing Vishnu</em>
This self-guide was created to accompany the 2006 exhibition The Silk Road and Beyond: Travel, Trade, and Transformation at the Art Institute. The guide includes informational text and...
Museum Guide: Self-Guide: Traveling the Silk Road and Beyond at the Art Institute
Learn about Hindu gods and the importance of dance in Hindu culture. Includes discussion questions and an art-making activity. Introduction: Dance is an important part of Hindu culture. It is...
Family Activity: Dancing Gods
Kurma, the Tortoise: The hands represent the head of the tortoise. The thumbs and two fingers represent the tortoise's legs. The dancer's head represents the tortoise's shell.
Video: Demonstration of the Kurma Mudra from Dashavatara Dance
Matsya, the Fish: The outstretched thumbs represent the fins of the fish. The raised leg represents the fish's tale.
Video: Demonstration of the Matsya Mudra from Dashavatara Dance
Narasimha, the Man-Lion: The left hand represents an animal. The raised thumb on the right hand is a sign that represents man.
Video: Demonstration of the Narasimha Mudra from Dashavatara Dance
Krishna: The right hand represents the head of the snake and the left hand represents its tail.
Video: Demonstration of the Krishna Mudra from Dashavatara Dance
Kalki: The left hand represents the horse and the right hand represents the scepter.
Video: Demonstration of the Kalki Mudra from Dashavatara Dance
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