Look at the Art above which is depicting the ‘Gajendra Moksha’ scene from the 8th Skandha of Srimad Bhaghavatam.
It is a Patta Chitra art form from Orissa. Lord Vishnu who saves the elephant in the original story is Shown as Lord Jagannath who is another form of Vishnu.
In this picture Lord Jagannath is shown bigger than other animals.
Garuda Lord Vishnu’s vehicle which takes HIM to HIS devotees shown 2nd biggest.
The elephant which is the devotee is shown bigger than the crocodile but not as big as the Garuda or Lord Jagannath.
Artists from western world would have preferred the real scale to depict this scene. That is the way they express themselves.
All the Indian art forms whether it is painting or sculpture, were expressed in abstract form mostly.
Why did ancient Indians and artists from the eastern world preferred this abstract forms to real forms?
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