1 Dec 2016 - 7 May 2017
The exhibition shows forty works of Indian Pahari painting from the magnificent Horst Metzger Collection.
The paintings originate from the workshops of the Pahari region, in the foothills of the Himalayas in north-western India, and were commissioned in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by princes with a penchant for art. Most of them show scenes from wide-ranging series presenting Krishna’s life, but some illustrate texts describing the wondrous deeds of the goddesses. The works in the collection are regarded as pearls of Indian painting on account of their delicate paper, fine drawing and valuable colour pigments.
Horst Metzger bequeathed the collection to Museum Rietberg.
«Kommt die Geliebte wieder?»
(NZZ Bellevue, 31.12.2016)