To spread the original, universal and eternal truth, path or law of yoga, which remains forever the same in essence, yet always adapts to the time and place.

The painting tradition founded by Harish Johari is a combination of

With this unique combination, Harish Johari has created artwork that has astonished many art specialists, both from the West and the East. He has also inspired many artists to become his students.

Most of all, this unique art form is particularly well suited to realize the objectives of indian spiritual art. The special washing technique allows to let the light in the paintings to come from within the figures, instead of being used only to create depth. The delicate, graceful and expressive faces, postures and movements are a feast to the eye. The result is the creation of spiritual feelings in any watcher, while for those that use the paintings as objects of meditation, spiritual contact with the painted divine beings becames a workable objective.

More details can be found in the following texts :

The origins of the style of the figures used in the Harish Johari wash painting tradition

Detailed description of the wash painting technique

The importance of Krishna's birthday in the Johari family painting tradition

Harish Johari's art teachers

The use of color and light

The subjects of spiritual indian art

Art Meets Spirituality

Comparision between eastern and western art

Meditation on paintings

Also read the article "A Flood of Artist" in Hinduism Today.

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Text by Peter Marchand, based on various sources.

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