Soon after I became disciple, I was fascinated by the immense body of artwork that my spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy was creating. He called his art Jharna-Kala, which means „Fountain-Art“ in his native Bengali, art that comes from within – soulful, intuitive, spontaneous and vivid. When I joined the path and purchased the first paintings in the early 1980s, his favourite medium was acrylics. Altogether he did over 140,000 paintings, some in smaller format, while some up to huge dimensions covering whole walls. At that time we had the golden opportunity to witness him painting, and thereafter interested people could purchase them. Usually a couple of days later he would give them personally to the buyers.
After publishing my first four books (on my dear wife Nirmala, her drawings, on myself and on my personal photography) I got the inspiration to share these art treasures with disciples and art lovers, added by a selection of poems by Sri Chinmoy on the subject of art. The first part is my own collection; the second consists of paintings that I received from Sri Chinmoy for possible reproductions. The printing quality is superb because we used a digital printing instead of a normal offset printing and achieved colours much closer to the original. We also used a 190 gr art paper. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do. – Kedar Misani
Hard cover, 124 pages, 29.7 x 29.7 cm, 56 illustrations, October 2022
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