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Madhubani painting, 'Ganesha s Feast' (India)

Ganesha, the beloved god with the head of an elephant, sits on a lotus throne with a mouse resting at his feet. A halo represents enlightenment as he feasts on his favorite dessert. Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Durga, two of the most powerful deities in Hindu belief. Ganesha is endowed with the power to keep control of occult forces that bring disaster upon humankind. Devendra Kumar Jha portrays him the ancient Madhubani style, drawing the intricate images freehaon humankind. Devendra Kumar Jha portrays him the ancient Madhubani style, drawing the intricate images freehand on handmade paper. Originating in northern Bihar, India, Madhubani painting was once used to decorate the floors and walls of homes. Life in harmony with nature is a popular theme for this art style. As each painting is an individual creation, each is unique. Colors and motifs may vary slightly from that pictured. read more