Alice Boner: The Inner Vision

The Golden Thread
S1:Ep259 mins1997Guest: Martyn Drayton, Marianne Hasley, Arianna Ferrario
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Alice Boner was a Swiss sculptor and painter who relocated to India in the 1930s in order to study in detail the principles of the sacred art. In 1926 she met the dancer Uday Shankar at a performance in Paris. She traveled with him to India to recruit dancers to tour the West, and for five years she managed the dance company before leaving to live in India on her own.

She found a house on the Ganges, near Benares (Varanasi). After a profound experience, she developed her vision of the metaphysical structure hidden in the sculptures of the temples. Alice Boner’s book, Principles of Composition in Hindu Sculpture, reveals Indian art just as its creators had conceived it.

Narrated by Arianna Ferrario, Alice Boner is revealed in her own words, based on ten diaries kept safe by her sister Georgette.

Featuring: Martyn Drayton, Marianne Hasley, Arianna Ferrario
Video Language: English
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