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Victoria Memorial Hall

Sakti Burman

SAKTI BURMAN, Le Déjeuner au Taj Mahal—Hommage a Manet, 2005, oil on canvas, 146 x 114 cm.

A Minotaur sits gazing voyeuristically at two buxom belles from a Khajuraho temple. In another image, the Minotaur is in a more active role as the vahan, or “vehicle,” carrying the evil-slaying Indian goddess Durga, who sits astride him. These are images from Sakti Burman’s pen-and-ink and pastel works, which were displayed at Kolkata’s Akar Prakar gallery in April. The exhibition, “Linear Extensions,” also included Burman’s etchings, ink…

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