“I woke my Love” Poster

108,00 208,00 

Rasa Renaissance Poster based on detail from original charcoal “Favorite Reading Postures” by Artist Mumbiram

with Verse from Mumbiram’s “Deluges of Ecstasy”

Collector’s item individually signed by Artist Mumbiram


Rasa Renaissance Poster based on detail from original charcoal “Favorite Reading Postures” by Artist Mumbiram

Caption on the Poster:
“I woke my Love
Soon after dawn
I watched him open his eye”

(Deluges of Ecstasy, Vol.V High Five of Love, Mumbiram)


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

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

Rasa Appreciation of detail from original Charcoal


“Favorite Reading Postures”

(Charcoal, 2003, Mumbiram)

The caption is a verse quoted from a compilation of original verses of Mumbiram under the title “Deluges of Ecstasy”. It was composed sometime between 1975 and 1978 during Mumbiram’s years in America.

The charcoal rendering from which we see the detail here was made in India. Books are a recurring theme in Mumbiram’s charcoal and watercolour Rasa Art. Distant Drummer has compiled a collection of such works that are juxtaposed with verses out of the High Five of Love. This is the “Book Readers” Catalogue.

The title and the image fit each other in an amazing way.

As in many other works of Mumbiram, the anatomies of the figures get intertwined in the sweetest puzzling ways. Let us not question who the book belongs to. The hand holding the peacock feather is her right hand that is appearing from under his head. She is halfway lying on his chest crushing his neck-beads under her bosom. She is awake, he is still asleep. She has been reading the book he fell asleep with. Or is she writing something in it ? Whose flute is it anyway ? Has she been awake all night ? Did he just fall asleep ? Is she going to soon wake him up just to watch him open his eye ? Could he be watching her through his slightly ajar eyelids ? To engage in such speculations about the details in a rasa art rendering is the joy of tasting the rasa that the rasa artist has cooked up. To rejoice in the exquisite details in the faces, gestures and postures of the lovely book lovers is just the icing on the cake.