Modern Indian Art
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Gaganendranath Tagore (India, 1867-1938) The Illumination of the Shadow, watercolour and oil on card. The scene depicted is a feast taking place during the festival of Diwali and it is likely that the building depicted is the Kali Temple, at Dakshineswar near Calcutta. The presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, literally meaning, 'She who takes Her devotees across the ocean of existence'.