Khajuraho Temple, India is an impasto oil painting by Dave Alber.
Oil on canvas
19.63 x 27. 55 in (50 x 70 cm)
Medieval Indian aesthetics are characterized by a palpable life-force energy bursting from within. Though north India was cruelly ravaged by the axes of time, the temples of Khajuraho, hidden in the middle of a tiger jungle, remind us of the open wonder of what was — and to the aesthetically sensitive viewer — eternally is.
Dave exhibited this painting in the in the 2019 exhibition Ravages of Time & Permanence of Wonder at Suzhou Arts Collective in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.