Interpreting the Story of Ganesha

Michael Prettyman

"The most important part of the painting is the eye. And that is because a Hindu practice called Darshan, which is worshipping through seeing... By locking eyes with the deity the thought is that there is something looking back at you. The statue or the painting is a portal, a literal portal. There is something staring back at you and by just looking at the image you are communicating with a God."

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