Paintings in Sikhism
October 3, 2017 2:26 AM   Subscribe

Although mostly a music review site, the Quietus has posted an interesting short essay by Gurmeet Singh on the development of painted representations of Sikh gurus and religious subjects.
posted by Dim Siawns (4 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you, an interesting read. People steal ideas, this is nothing new. The art they make becomes theirs, even if the idea was stolen. Why does this Sikh guru have a white beard, and this one a black beard? That's how an Austrian imagined it, and the Sikhs ran with it... it's all good.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:42 AM on October 3

People's deep expertise on lesser known subjects is always fascinating to observe.
posted by infini at 4:30 AM on October 3 [2 favorites]

Fantastic essay, thanks for posting.
posted by eustacescrubb at 4:40 AM on October 3

Fascinating! I love learning about different cultures and religions influencing each other. Buddhist art had similar transformations when interacting with ancient Greece.
posted by picklenickle at 7:51 AM on October 3 [1 favorite]

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