Juxtaposition Series: Immortal Beauty

Separated by a thousand years and several thousand kilometers, these two images are strikingly similar despite the stark contrast — on the left a model being directed by the photographer for an advertisement and on the right an Apsara (celestial nymph) dancing to the music being played. They are both in a sense epitomize "beauty". While beauty is temporal, both the photograph and the marble sculpture through their archival properties have made it timeless!

The image of the woman on the left is a from an advertising in a magazine, and the Apsara on the right is from a photograph taken at the National Museum, Delhi.