Join us for an evening with Dr. Robert J. Del Bontà, who will lead a discussion on Illustrating Victorious Lives: Jaina Narrative Painting. Dr. Del Bontà will examine illustrated manuscripts that detail the lives of the Jainas, through the lens of the Svetambara and the Digambara. Seeing these illustrated narratives side by side is both rare and informative, showing how similar stories are told in different ways. A reception will follow the lecture.
Robert J. Del Bontà has taught courses at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and curated many shows there and elsewhere. He has written on a wide range of subjects, but his major interest is Jaina art. Since 2006, he has worked with the Centre of Jaina Studies at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.