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Lee Lee - watercolor of the Ghats in India

 

 

In Mourning on the Ganga in the Morn
India

watercolor, pencil, oxidized copper & blood on handmade Indian paper - 29” x 21.5” - 4.6

In the ancient city of Varanasi, Hindus make pilgrimages to perform a myriad of ceremonies in and along the great river Ganga. There are many cremations there, as it is believed that if one’s life ends in this most sacred city, in their next life they will return a step higher in the caste system. Following traditional ritual, the eldest son in a family shaves all his hair, dons white robes and lights the funerary pyre.

In this painting, a holy Sadhu sits on the right, facing the Ganga in deep meditation. On the left is an eldest son in mourning, looking downwards into his hands.


private collection, Denver

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Lee Lee - watercolor of the Ghats in India

 

 

Untitled Document Morning Rituals along the Ghats of Varanasi, India
Varanasi, India
Varanasi, India
Varanasi, India
Varanasi, India
Varanasi, India
Varanasi, India
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Varanasi, India
Varanasi, India
Varanasi, India