Shiva And Parvati: Seated On A Terrace

  |  Buy to Own: 21/07/2008
  |  30 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


The great Hindu god Shiva is worshipped and depicted in a mutiplicity of forms - yogi, hunter, destroyer and lord of the cosmic dance. But one picture in the British Museum shows the wild deity in an intimate moment with his wife, Parvati. Only 20cm in height, this 'painting for lovers' was designed for private viewing rather than public display. This film examines the story of the 18th Century masterpiece and celebrates its intricacy and artistry.