Indian artist, Goa, India
Location: Departure Behind Elevator Wall
“Shri Mahadev temple” Tambdi Surla
Art pieces of tiles and Dolphin bones
The Shri Mahadev Temple painting is a representation of the Shri Mahadev temple, Tambdi Surla in Goa. It was built in the 12th century by the Kadamba Yadava dynasty. Tambdi Surla is believed to be one of the abodes of Lord Shankar located in the lapse of the Western Ghats. Built out of black laterite, it is an important pilgrimage center and a masterpiece of ancient temple architecture. The painting represents the scenic and natural beauty of the monument.
About the Artist
Born in the Korgao village in Pedne, Vasudev Shetye developed an undying love for the visual arts from a very young age. After his S.S.C, he joined the Goa College of Arts to refine his art. His complex narrative arrangements bring to life the elements of Goan culture and identity. He was awarded the first prize for the drawing competition organized by the Goa University in 1999. He also secured the Camlin prize in the same year.