Indian Painter Amit Bhar is a self taught artist who was born in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in 1973. Even as a child his first love was art. It was the primary objective of his life. His notebooks at school were invariably filled with sketches and paintings. The scintillating, pristine, rustic beauty of rural Bengal inspired him to take the brush at a very tender age.
The clear blue skies, fallen autumn leaves, grazing cattle and the daily life of the village, nestled on the banks of the river Hoogly inspired him.
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An example that comes to mind is the Indian artist Anirudh Sainath, who did a postmodern rendition of Indian mythological figures.
Here is some of his work:
Lord Brahma, the god of creation.
Bhargava (Lord Parasurama), supposed to be the sixth avatar of Vishnu.
Lord Indra, supposedly the king of gods. From Wikipedia:
Indra, also known as Śakra in the Vedas, is the leader of the Devas or demi gods and the lord of Svargaloka or heaven in Hinduism. He is the god of rain and thunderstorms. He wields a lightning thunderbolt known asvajra and rides on a white elephant known as Airavata.
A few of the Pandavas:
I particularly like Kalki’s rendition in his work. Kalki is supposed to be a god or one of the incarnations of God, who will deliver us from evil. I have a feeling a certain Bollywood film may trace its inspiration in this pic.
Lord Indra, in his dragon-slaying avatar.
And to close it all of, what artist is complete without elicit a harmless pun out of his art? This image was titled “Gun-esha”.
Here is his DeviantART profile if you want to check out more of his work. (). If you like his work, consider supporting the artist by making a purchase or two.
For further insight, here’s an interview of his for those interested.
Full disclosure: I copied and took these images from . You may like more images in there if you liked most of the ones above.