The Association Vaisnava Gaudiya Vedanta (AVGV) organizes the
Second International Prize of Vedic Painting
See the Regulations
Registration form of the Prize
The Vedic Culture reached its greatest development in East around 5000 years ago, especially in India, where the society was founded on the principles of the Vedic Civilization.
The human beings were living in peace and harmony following the principles of non-violence, compassion, fraternity, truth; most were engaged in a virtuous life, searching for God realization.
Till nowadays we can find the vestiges of the grandeur of this civilization which has influenced the whole world.
The paintings, the sculptures, the architecture, the music, as the knowledge, have been handed on till today stimulating the interest in seekers and scholars.
The Vedic painting is a certain type of artistic expression; it combines the ability and the art of expression with the contents of the Vedic literature, which are mainly directed to the transcendence and to the research of the self realization.
In the course of time it has develop and nowadays it is proposed again on the canvas of many artists from all over the world, thanks especially to its spreading in Western countries since the Sixties together with the broadcast of the Vedas translated and distributed in all the main languages, by the great master and preacher Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja.
The International Prize of Vedic painting wants to represent an opportunity for those who, inspired by the study and the knowledge of the Vedas, have developed the desire to express their own artistic capacities giving form and representation to the meanings and the realizations handed on till today by the great masters and spiritualists.
This Second Prize of Vedic painting will be presented during the Vaishnava Seminar which will be held from 2nd to 6th June 2011 near Rome, in the town of Nepi.
The theme of this edition will be focalized on the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita and on the Jaiva-dharma. The paintings selected, will therefore utilized to illustrate and give worth to the Vedic literature which is still translated and published by the Master of Millenium Yugacarya Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja.
We hope that the principles of this ancient Vedic Culture, applied at present, including the art, will helps to bring peace of mind and harmony to a distressed and depressed modern civilization.
By this initiative we wish to get a positive feedback and give visibility and vitality to a spiritual research and science so important for the mankind.