Elephanta Head (GICLEE)

$ 850.00

GICLEE of “ELEPHANTA HEAD”  is 24 Inches X 36 inches.

Black Edges; Canvas on Stretcher; Ready to Hang.

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There is a cave temple on an island in the bay of Mumbai in India called Elephanta.  Sculptures abound inside this rock-cut temple inside a mountainside. One of them is the Trimurti  A Trimurti is a depiction of the three deities: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, which represent the Cosmic Forces of Creation, Maintenance, and Destruction. In the Elephanta cave, this Trimurti stands about 20 feet tall in a prominent corner of the main hall.


The central face in the Trimurti is the subject of this painting. It represents Vishnu, or the God of maintenance, preservation, tranquility, meditation. It is the most prominent of the three faces. For awhile I was painting with an “X.” This symbol of central convergence leads to a “Point, a “bindu,” in this case to the “third eye” of Vishnu. Some other work on this site employs the “X.” This painting I called “GRAIL”

The purpose of meditation is to still the mind and bring the thought of the mind to silence. The purpose of art is to do the same. I consider my paintings visual meditations. The Elephanta Head is a painting to look at. You may even like to look at the dot in the middle, the “bindu” that focuses your attention. By focusing your attention on a point, you can be removed from the activity flying around.

Commissioned Work of Elephanta Head

The original painting of this Elephanta Head was four feet by six feet. It is most effective on this scale. You may like to experience the Full Force of this scale. I am accepting commissions for this work in the larger scale, even in a more realistic style. It could be placed in a room by itself and form the basis of a holy temple for your own, or a meditation room, or a place of tranquil rest. Commission for Original Painted Work; Acrylic on Canvas; unframed and unstretched; Minimum Size 4 ft. X 6 ft.; starting price $4500 Send inquiries to contact@markusray.com

Additional information


24" X 36" X 3/4"


Giclee on Stretched Canvas


The Vishnu of the Trimurti at Elephanta