a meeting of eyes…

“In Indian poetic verse we are made to feel the sensuous beauty of the world. Repeated reference to perfumed lowers evoke our memories of scents. In Indian miniature painting, the forms, attitudes and colours are also meant to have metaphorical suggestions, which point our appreciation back into our own memories and echoes of physical responses and are meant to awaken our own erotic natures.

meetingof eyes…

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watercolour 38 x 56 cms

In Indian philosophy, love goes far beyond the mere physicalities of sex, though these are its vital underpinnings and it is recognised in life, as seen in many paintings, by the “meeting of eyes”; that human encounter we all recognise as critical and deeply exciting.

Behind this experience lies an ancient Indian assumption; that the energy the lover feels when aroused and flowing through his or her body is a concentrated form of the same Divine creative energy that continuously diffuses around ourselves to generate the world, sustaining it in existence fertilising the ground and causing the landscape to blossom.”

The Erotic art of India. Philip Rawson

meetingof eyes…

shunga; nectar sweet upon her lip…

lovers on a veranda with shamisen…

shunga; nectar sweet upon her lip…

lovers on a veranda with shamisen…