This collection of tantric art dates back to the 1960s and was discovered in Delhi and Jaipur, India. The mystical paintings are both rare and extraordinary, each of them communicating a spiritual narrative through iconic symbols known as yantra. Key elements associated with Indian tantric art are higher consciousness, enlightenment, and divinity, as referenced in these artworks through the energy patterns of yantra, where creation and control of ideas are said to be possible, most often manifested through meditation. Both geometric and abstract shapes are used in the paintings as a way of portraying a deity.
Materials: gouache on handmade paper
Measurements: 9.25 x 13.75 in.