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Madhubani Art (Indian Art Series) – Bharti Dayal [JUNE 2015 – JUNE 2016]

It is with great pleasure that MOSA presents the show Madhubani Art, by Bharti Dayal. Bharti is one the first artists whose work we incorporated into MOSA’s collection and the first with a sufficient number of works at MOSA to make a show. Dealing with her through the years has been inspiring, as she completely loves and identifies with this form of art. Her mastery of the tradition and her capacity to bring it out in contemporary media like acrylic and canvas have made her an ambassador to the modern world of this ancient art of Mithila. She is in love with both the tradition and its themes....

Bharti Dayal (B. 1961)

Bharti Dayal was born in December 1961 in Samastipur in northern Bihar, a region corresponding to the ancient kingdom of Mithila. As a young girl, she learnt Mithila’s Madhubani art form from her mother and grandmother. Dayal started to produce paintings professionally in 1984. Since 1991 she has lived and worked in New Delhi. During her career she has sought to change a practice common to Madhubani (Mithila) painters, that of replicating earlier, sometimes flawed, works. While remaining true to the traditional roots of the Mithila style, her pieces have a fresh contemporary look. Dayal is not only...

A Grand Opening in Indian Devotional Art for Belgium – Museum of Sacred Art’s Second Gallery Unveiled at Radhadesh (June 19 2012)

Indian art is making its way into the Belgian landscape through the petite yet wholesome gallery of the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) located in Radhadesh, in Durbuy Belgium. The first weekend of June marked a new beginning for MOSA as a second gallery opened for the public. Residents and art connoisseurs alike enjoyed the visit to sacred India for the two-day event in the rolling hills of the Ardennes. Although the event was specifically catered for the surrounding French speaking neighbors, but guests from all over Belgium and Holland found their way to the open house event. The focal...

PHOTO GALLERY: Inauguration of the Second Art Gallery of the Museum of Sacred Art, 2 June 2012

The Museum of Sacred Art, established in 2010 at the Château de la Petite Somme in Durbuy, opened its second art gallery to the public on 2 June 2012. The gallery was inaugurated by Ms. Pooja Kapur, Counsellor (Consular, Culture, Education & Environment) at the Embassy of India and Ms. Sushma Bahl, Art Curator and Writer. The event began with traditional chanting and breaking of coconuts, and was followed by a welcome address by the Director of the Museum, Mahaprabhu Dasa, and the ribbon cutting ceremony. The gallery showcases paintings by some of the best contemporary religious artists...