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Painting exhibition showcases the art of a spiritual luminary

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Ubud   /   Mon, February 7 2011   /  11:37 am

A painting exhibition currently being held at the Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud is showcasing the works of spiritual figure and world peace advocate Sri Chinmoy.

The exhibition, titled “Universal Oneness, Universal Peace”, is being co-hosted by the Sri Chinmoy International Center and the Jharna-Kala Art Foundation, and will continue until Feb. 10.

The exhibition includes mounted replicas of 35 works of art by Sri Chinmoy. The works were originally painted for an exhibition in Ubud in February 2004 that was attended by Sri Chinmoy himself.

Inspired by the concepts of universal oneness and universal peace, the Indian-born artist created a series of Bali paintings with those ideas in mind.

“Inspiring the mind, heart and soul of humanity to this noble concept was a primary concern in all of his endeavors,” curator Ranjana Ghose said.

“Sri Chinm...