Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India

Mahavihara Master, Kurukulla Dancing in Her Mountain Grotto, collection of the M
Mahavihara Master, Kurukulla Dancing in Her Mountain Grotto: Folio from an Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita Manuscript (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

John Haber reviews the exhibition Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100–1900 on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 8, 2012.

Haber notes that "One who thinks of Indian art as static will be surprised... Gold and distinct fields of colors slowly lose their primacy, before reasserting themselves around 1800, but they animate scenes from the first. Profiles hardly preclude a fascination with individual psychology, and a horizon line opens onto skies deepened by stars."

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