Dodiya, Atul b.1959 / Krishna Swallowing Forest Fire
about this work
"Atul Dodiya's paintings mix stylistic and iconographic elements from East and West. Classical myth, political history, and references to the history of Western art appear side by side, allowing new meanings and styles to emerge. The painting refers to the story of the god Krishna who put out a forest fire by swallowing the flames in the trees."
(From the "India: Art Now" exhibition catalog, Arken Museum, 2012 where Dodiya again painted Krishna in one of the eight shutter paintings he made specifically for the show) 

Atul Dodiya (b.1959, India)

Krishna Swallowing Forest Fire, 2010

Mixed media on metal
178 x 178 cm.
70 1/16 x 70 1/16 in.
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India Current Location:
Germany - Frankfurt S Mixed Media Wall WorkSouth Asia


Against All Odds: A Contemporary Response to the Historiography of Archiving, Collecting & Museums
Lalit Klal Akademi Galleries, New Delhi, India
January 2011

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