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    The Mural Painted On the Huge Dome Of The ITC Maurya Lobby In Malcha Is A Storehouse Of Secrets

    ARTinsic posted on 05 October

    What Makes It Awesome

    The next time you're making your way over to Bukhara, stop by at the lobby and take time to look up to get a look at this kaleidoscopic wonder created on the dome-shaped ceiling. Krishen Khanna's 'The Great Procession' is a hand-painted marvel, created in the 1980s, that took nearly four years to complete and is designed in the form of a Buddhist rock-cut cave. The mural has a ton of different perspectives - encompassing the four elements {Earth, Water, Sky & Fire} and the Navarasa or simply nine emotions. The subjects and imagery are a juxtaposition of powerful and political Mauryan history with present-day {circa 1980} developments. You can notice human and other beasts, animals, streets and alleys, growing skyscrapers, nature and wilderness. Interestingly, according to Krishen Khanna, "The painting is done with a measure of secrecy and it'll appear to those who want to look for it." There are scenes such as a woman scratching her nose in a temple, an artist painting a portrait, a man looking for binoculars and barbers and bandwallahs in routine, to name a few. Give it a closer look and discover some more hidden secrets.

    What's My Pro Tip?

    If you want to know more about the mural, grab a copy of the book 'The Great Procession: A Mural by Krishen Khanna' by Norbert Lynton.

    Anything Else?

    For more information, you can also visit here - { www.instagram.com/art.insic }.

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    locationSardar Patel Marg

    Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Malcha, New Delhi

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      ITC Maurya

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