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Kruglov Irina. Nymph Menaka
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 Kruglov Irina. Nymph Menaka
Moscow, Russia
canvas/oil, 90cm x 65cm, 2011
 
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Publication date: 2011.04.17
Views: 5608
Rating:  10.00/10 (5 votes
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Category: Paintings
Series: Портреты
Genre: Nudes
Style: Impressionism

About artwork:
Menaka (Sanskrit मेनका) - character in Hindu mythology, one of the most beautiful celestial nymphs apsar who became famous for the drama of Kalidasa "Abhidzhnyana-Sakuntala. " King of gods Indra sent Menaka to seduce her sage Viswamitra and distracted him from performing austerities. When Viswamitra saw a naked Menaka took a bath in the lake, his heart is awakened lust. Sage interrupted his meditation, and for several years worked with a beautiful love apsars denomination. Menaka truly fell in love with Viswamitra, but he realized that was the victim of intrigues Indra, came into a great rage and cursed Menaka. As a result of a curse, and Menaka Viswamitra were forever separated. Later, Menaka was her mother Shakuntala, who grew up in the ashram of sage canvas and gave birth to her son Bharata king Dushyante.

Keywords:
fantasy, realism, impressionism, nude, girl, nude


 
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