the vision of sage Markandeya
early mid 20th century
opaque watercolor with gold and silver or tin on paper
Philadelphia Museum of Art
” as Markandeya beheld the child, all his weariness vanished.
indeed, so great was his pleasure that the lotus of his heart, along
with his lotus eyes, fully blossomed and the hairs on his body stood on
end. confused as to the identity of the wonderful infant, the sage
approached Him: just then the child inhaled, drawing
Markandeya within His body like a mosquito. there the sage found the
entire universe arrayed as it had been before its dissolution. “
Some pieces of art from M.I.A’s art book
Kasamatsu Shiro, Shinobazu ike, 1932 (source).(via
Stone carved Buddhas at Yungang Grottoes in Datong, China (by Around the World in 480 Days).
Carp”. Main detail of a hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, 19th century, Kyoto, Japan by artist Yuko. MFA