Art Of God Symbolism
Author: Swami Chinmayananda
Excerpt from the Introduction
Melody carved in stone is sculpture. Sculpture in melody is music. In colours it becomes painting. Sculptured music, painted in words, is the highest in literature. And this medium of word painting has been chosen by the poet-seer, Vyasa, to describe the Indescribable, in his Puranas.
And there is a definite reason for this choice; the painter in his medium can no doubt, not only express all the details but can also represent movement; but three dimensions alone can he express in his paintings. On the other hand, a sculptured piece of beauty can express all its rhythm of the form overflowing from all its sides. The spectator can move around the sculptured piece and enjoy the beauty of it from all angles….