Archetypes in Batsa Gopal Vaidya's Paintings

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  • Yam Prasad Sharma Lalitkala Campus, TU, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/sirjana.v7i1.39353

Keywords:

archetypes, primordial images, collective unconcious, symbols, myths, culture

Abstract

Batsa Gopal Vaidya's paintings integrate primordial images, symbols, and figures from myths, cultures, and rituals. These images and symbols are the archetypes that appear recurrently in his artworks. The artist shares these primordial images from his collective unconscious, the common heritage of mankind, and the storehouse of archetypes that reappear in the creative process. They suggest the pattern of experiences of our ancestors. These recurring communicable images function as an aesthetic mode of communication in society. Swastika, shaligram, tilaka, the Himalaya, rivers, various deities, and their attributes are such images and symbols that do not only provide aesthetic pleasure but also take the viewers back to their cultural roots, rituals, and myths. This article attempts to trace the archetypes in Vaidya's works and explain their significances.

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Yam Prasad Sharma, Lalitkala Campus, TU, Nepal

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Published

2021-09-21

How to Cite

Sharma, Y. P. (2021). Archetypes in Batsa Gopal Vaidya’s Paintings. SIRJANĀ – A Journal on Arts and Art Education, 7(1), 66–73. https://doi.org/10.3126/sirjana.v7i1.39353

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