The collection of works of art from southern Asia includes four “pichhwai”, religious paintings focusing on the figure of the god Krishna, never before shown in Torino. The “pichhwai” are large devotional paintings on loose canvas, traditionally hung in the Hindu temples of North-Western India: they are of significant artistic expression, recounting the earthly life of the god Krishna, through a series of different images which are changed according to the calendar of the festivities that celebrate him. Of special importance are the depictions of the god named Krishnalila or Rasalila, where Krishna is represented while he weaves in and out in amorous games with the young herdsmen (“gopi”) in the woods of Vrindavan: “lila” means “game” and the human spirits are seen as passionate “lovers” of the “beloved” god, seized ecstatically in an amorous dance with the divinity, like the “gopi” with Krishna.
Contact info
Via San Domenico, 9-11 - Palazzo Mazzonis, 10122, Torino (TO)

45.0747425, 7.6801926

  • € 10,00
    Full price
  • € 8,00
    Reduced price
    Aged 18-25, Over 65
  • Free
    the disabled, under 18 years, Abbonamento Musei holders, Torino+Piemonte Card owners
  • € 14,00
    Permanent collection + temporary exhibition

From 01/04/2021 to 05/09/2021

    Extraordinary closure
    Cards and tourist objects
    It is located in
    Participates in