“Capturing the Flute” Poster

108,00 208,00 

Rasa Renaissance Poster based on original Painting “Capturing the Flute” by Artist Mumbiram

with Verse from Mumbiram’s “Deluges of Ecstasy”

Collector’s item individually signed by Artist Mumbiram


Rasa Renaissance Poster based on original Painting “Capturing the Flute” by Artist Mumbiram

Caption on the Poster:

“I am waiting on True Love, with his rainbow II
I am a caddy. I am a caddy. I am a caddy. For his rainbow I am a caddy II”
(Deluges of Ecstasy)


  • High Quality Print (semi gloss paper, 195g/m2)
  • Available in 3 Sizes:
    A2 (42x59cm)
    A1 (59x84cm)
    A0 (84x118cm)

This is a collector’s item. You will get your Rasa Poster individually signed by Artist Mumbiram.

Rasa Appreciation of  original Painting


“Capturing the Flute”

(Pen, Ink, Watercolour, 1992, Mumbiram)

From the verse quoted here it appears that the maiden of big strong tanned body and blonde hair is saying that her True Love of dark hair and delicate body swings an entire Rainbow just like a golfer swings with his golf-club. She is humbly carrying his Rainbow for him with an attitude of service and admiration.

It looks as if they are dancing together but in truth she has really stolen True Love’s flute that he cherishes more than anything or anybody except her. She knows he would come after her as soon as he sees she has it. Now she is holding it high only to make him struggle with her body to body.

Now to appreciate the exquisite body ‘architecture’ of this pair that is eager to entangle like two lovely puppies:

Mumbiram’s Rasa Art is a consummate union of aphrodisia and spirituality. It can be appreciated simply as Art about Love. Yet if you see it as a Paradigm of Divine Love, it elevates you to ecstatic heights of Esoteric High Spirituality.

It may be said that if the legendary Jayadeva and his Gita Govinda did not exist, they would have to be invented as literary equivalents of Mumbiram and his Art. Indeed this sweet and simple masterpiece and a few similar masterpieces embellish the Conjugal Fountainhead which is Mumbiram’s translation of Gita Govinda.

Mumbiram’s visions are unabashed and guileless. In comparison the postures of the Kamsutra and the sculptures of Khajuraho appear to be mere gymnastics. With his brush Mumbiram has conjured eroticism that is Divine. No other artist’s work comes anywhere near this in shringaar rasa, the rasa of conjugal love. In comparison William Blake’s engravings are mere studies in muscularity and Khalil Gibran’s illustrations are just corpses floating in space.

The persons appearing in these paintings exude the same innocent passion that the great Sanskrit Rasa Classics arouse. These masterpieces were not made as illustrations. They happened independently but were inspired by the same ideals of love and human beauty. They are rasa classics.

We have all seen Krishna-Leela depicted in Pahari or Mughal miniatures. It is all stylized. The Gopis all look alike. They all have the same fish eyes, the same straight noses that emanate from the same curved foreheads. We can only relate to them as distant mythological figures. Mumbiram’s pictures show individuals. Women that could be the girl next door or movie actresses or rag-pickers or bird-catchers or whatever. They bring the eternal causeless sporting of the divine with the living entities, leela, to today’s light. They breathe life-air into scriptural visions. Mumbiram’s treatment is free from painterly affectations of brushstrokes and shadows. The lines are sweet and simple, nearly minimal. Such leela …! When you are experiencing these visions you are instantly transported to the world of a classical rustic romance that is simultaneously innocent and passionate, like nature itself. These visions clearly raise you above language and culture. They speak the universal language of Love.

Mumbiram’s Rasa Art takes us to a brave new world of a brave new idiom and brave new images. This is a rainbow of rasa. Mumbi is humbly carrying it like a caddy for Beloved Creator. This is a worship of Blue Cloud with amazing unbelievable paraphernalia.
This presentation is an artistic triumph. It is a Rasa Classic. High Five to a ‘Brave new world of brave new visions’.