On one hand, organizations like Sapio Heritage Restoration Division are working on digital restoration of the magical paintings of Ajanta Caves, hoping to bring the works over 900 years, to the world; and on the other hand, there are the works of the late painter Mr M.R. Pimpare, who gave his life to recreating 350 paintings on the walls of Ajanta Caves, and has helped convey its beauties and mysteries to world leaders.
The paintings on Ajanta Caves are widely known as the greatest art ever created by humankind and have been done by unknown painters over multiple generations spanning centuries. These paintings unlock many mysteries to the world of Buddhism and the entire culture of all Asian countries.
Mr Pimpare began studying the caves through his first job as an artist in the archeology department. Later, his life became a pursuit of understanding and recreating the mysteries that hold the key to many cultures. He always believed that his works have been spiritual, as he used to meditate before being able to visualize a clear picture of destroyed part of the panel, as if he were watching the complete picture from the original times.
Paintings on Cave 10 of the Ajanta Caves are some of the most damaged and have taken Mr Pimpare the most time to recreate. These ancient artworks need to be painted again without proper reference points of all minute details of the body, ornaments, hairstyles, facial features, and costumes, turning the work of painting these recreations into much more of a spiritual activity than an activity powered only by historical knowledge.
Mr Pimpare’s works have been received by the President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind, and by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. Ministers from the People’s Republic of China have also been fortunate enough to witness the significance of recreated paintings by this legendary painter.