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    Sadhu (Indian Holy Man)

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    Price: 395.00 USD
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    I was fortunate to be able to spend time in India and saw this interesting character. There are many holy men (Sadhus).  They refrain from earthly pleasures as much as possible to achieve a higher spiritual plain.  They walk from holy city to holy city, often barefoot. 

    It is considered good fortune to give to a holy person.  I saw this Sadhu coming out of a restaurant where the owner had given him naan (common round flat-bread).  That is what is in his hands. 

    His belly appears very large. That is because there is a bundle under his robe with all his earthly possession.  I cropped the picture in the middle of the bundle as it gave the painting a pleasing triangular design. 

    I agonized over the background and decided anything that had any objects, buildings or notable color would take away from the subject and the wonderful color of the robes. 

    7 kinds of cloth, 2 kinds of metal, leather, tinsel, coarse hair, fine hair, and weathered skin all added to the fun and challenge of doing this painting.

    This image sums up a change in my life.  I just minimized my possessions and recognize the freedom of and challenges of less things.  Between less possessions to maintains and a health scare, I am  driven to spend the finite time in this expression of life with the people I love and to allow the art in me to express itself.

    Prints are 24 x 36 canvas with archival inks.  They are gallery wrapped with colored edges to give you the option of framing or displaying right out of the box. Your satisfaction is my guarantee.


    Specific details

    Name of Artist: Jim Geisinger
    Width (inches): 24
    Height (inches): 36
    Media: Oil
    Country: United States
    Painting Genre: Representational: Figurative / Other
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