Welcome to Sri Chinmoy Art

Gallery of Sri Chinmoy's Art

A small selection from the 200,000 Jharna Kala artworks and 15 million bird drawings Sri Chinmoy created in his 33 year artistic career.

Writings on Art by Sri Chinmoy

Over the years, Sri Chinmoy gave many university lectures and answered many questions on his own artistic philosophy, the timeless questions of beauty and creativity, and his appreciation of the great masters of yesterday.

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 About Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy calls his artwork “Jharna-Kala”, which is Bengali for “fountain-art.”

The name reflects the spontaneous fountain of creativity he experiences and expresses through a wide array of media and forms.

Videos of Sri Chinmoy's Art on Sri Chinmoy TV.

Taken from exhibitions round the world.

" To see a piece of artwork is a pleasant experience.
To feel a piece of artwork is a permanent realisation." - Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy on Art

“Both art and spirituality have a goal, and that goal is supreme joy, supreme delight. We can say that art is a tree of evolution. We climb up this tree in order to pluck the fruits of light and delight, and we climb down this tree in order to distribute the fruits of light and delight.”

“The ultimate goal of an artist lies only in pure spirituality. Spirituality means Infinity, Eternity and Immortality. Spirituality is one’s own reality. If one does not ultimately reach his own reality, then he is always a failure. So the ultimate goal of any artist, no matter what kind of artist he is, is spirituality - if he has any ultimate goal as such. That is because spirituality is the only reality, which embodies Infinity, Eternity and Immortality. The artist can achieve that goal through his artistic expression while remaining in the highest consciousness.”

About his painting process, Sri Chinmoy writes:

The whole picture does not come to me at once. As I start painting, I see a streak of light right ahead of me and devotedly I try to follow that streak of light. But on some rare occasions the light is so powerful that I envision the painting long before I have actually touched the paper, I don’t bring it forth; it comes to the fore from within, In the light the colour is there. Each time I see the streak of light, I see the colour.