Picture art books
Art by Hare Krishna artists brings a new collection of paintings: favorites, new art, and rare images. Enjoying these pictures is simple a way to worship Krishna with your eyes. This captivating oversized art features some of the most beautiful paintings of Krishna and His pastimes, each beautifully painted by devotees of Krishna.
The illustrations of Bhagavad-gita As It Is were painted by members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) working under the personal direction of the author, their spiritual master. In the following descriptive index, the numbers in boldface type which follow each plate number refer to the chapter and verse of the Gita that the picture illustrates.
The history of Art in India is as old as the civilization. The first known piece of art is 30,000 year old cave paintings in Bhimbetka rock shelters in Madhya Pradesh. Then we have the Indus valley civilization and the age of Aryans putting a very strong foundation for the development of a plethora of art forms: Literature - Vedas,Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Music - SamaVeda hymns, Sculpture - Harappan stone and bronze idols to Ellora caves to Taj mahal, Painting - Ajanta caves, Dance- Bharata Muni’s Natyashastra the list goes on.