Thursday, March 10, 2011

Vishnu art is put on display in new Nashville exhibit

In Nashville, Tenn., a new exhibit, "Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior," is being shown at the First Center for the Visual Arts. Hinduism is the world's third-largest religion and is its oldest continuously practiced organized faith.

The aim of the exhibit is to introduce American art audiences to the beauty of Indian art through the generations. Vishnu is easily recognized among the Hindu deities by his blue skin. According to Brooklyn Museum curator Joan Cummins, Vishnu's association with the sky is perhaps one reason for his blue complexion.

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