Arpana Caur and the Mending of Religious Fractures

Authors

  • Soucek Lucy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.62307/srj.v8i1.25

Keywords:

Arpana Caur, Interfaith, Interfaith Art, Sikh, Sikh Art, Partition, Artistic Identity, Religious Identity, Religious Boundaries, Religious Difference, Religion, Pluralism

Abstract

This paper explores the paintings of Sikh artist Arpana Caur. She creates works of art that draw upon motifs from different religions to foster unique interfaith spaces. Her bold and bright strokes of color both illuminate memories of cultural trauma and celebrate religious dedication. She depicts powerful images of boundary and unity, love and harm, and violence and safety. Most of all, Caur’s paintings illustrate this vital theme: respect the beauty of difference.

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Published

2023-04-13

How to Cite

Lucy, S. (2023). Arpana Caur and the Mending of Religious Fractures. Sikh Research Journal, 8(1), 88–100. https://doi.org/10.62307/srj.v8i1.25

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