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ART TALK "At the Intersection of Jain Art and the Arts and Crafts Movement: Jain Wooden House Shrines in American Museum Collections" by Prof. John E. Cort at School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium (SAA), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Mehrauli Road > 11:30am on 31st October 2017

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Time : 11:30 am Add to Calendar 31/10/2017 11:30 31/10/2017 00:00 Asia/Kolkata ART TALK "At the Intersection of Jain Art and the Arts and Crafts Movement: Jain Wooden House Shrines in American Museum Collections" by Prof. John E. Cort Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/10/art-talk-at-intersection-of-jain-art.html School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium (SAA), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi - 110067 DD/MM/YYYY

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Venue : School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium (SAA), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi - 110067

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Event Description : The School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University invites you to an illustrated talk "At the Intersection of Jain Art and the Arts and Crafts Movement: Jain Wooden House Shrines in American Museum Collections" by Prof. John E. Cort, Department of Asian and Comparative Religions, Denison University, Ohio.

Gujarati Jain wooden house shrines (ghar derasars) are one of the wonders of Indian sculpture, but have been little studied, and so are not very well known. Why, therefore, are there at least nine of them in American museum collections? Answering this puzzle led John Cort to investigate the life and career of Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932). De Forest was the last of the Hudson River painters, and also a well-known Arts and Crafts designer in late-19th and early-20th century America. Much of his design work incorporated Gujarati wood carving, which he imported in collaboration with the Ahmedabad Wood Carving Company. His interest in Gujarati wood carving also led to him arranging for some masterpieces of this craft to enter into American and British museum collections, and spark an interest in it among American art collectors.

John E. Cort is Professor at the Department of Religion at Denison University (Granville, Ohio, USA), where he also teaches in the International Studies Program. He is an expert on the Jains, and his research combines both ritual studies and art history. He has served as a consultant on three international exhibitions of Jain art: Peaceful Liberators (Los Angeles, Fort Worth, New Orleans and London, 1995-1996), Victorious Ones (New York, 2009-2010) and Puja and Piety (Santa Barbara, 2016).

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ART TALK "At the Intersection of Jain Art and the Arts and Crafts Movement: Jain Wooden House Shrines in American Museum Collections" by Prof. John E. Cort at School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium (SAA), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Mehrauli Road > 11:30am on 31st October 2017 ART TALK "At the Intersection of Jain Art and the Arts and Crafts Movement: Jain Wooden House Shrines in American Museum Collections" by Prof. John E. Cort at School of Arts and Aesthetics Auditorium (SAA), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Mehrauli Road > 11:30am on 31st October 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 18:39 Rating: 5

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