The Many Colors of Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami
|Vender||Rasbihari Lal & sons|
text by Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami ; Steven J. Rosen ( Satyaraja Dasa )
It is a great pleasure for the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) to present the works of Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, who is well known in ISKCON for his numerous literary contributions, which have helped devotees on the path of devotional service.
Although all devotees read or have read his biography of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and some his poetry and fiction, they may not have seen his paintings, which bring his inner world to the canvas in strong colors. His art isn’t sophisticated from an artistic point of view, but it does transmit his emotions, struggles, and joy in practicing Krishna consciousness. His art has been a kind of therapy and a way to share what goes on in his mind and heart.
Although it’s impossible to keep up with his constant art production, the works we’ve displayed represent various periods, themes, and use of materials. This MOSA collection, therefore, will give you a good idea of the variety and extent of Satsvarupa dasa Goswami’s creations.