The Origin of the World


St+art India

St+art India
New Delhi, India

In a deep dialogue with the site which was opposite the Maternity Hospital of Lodhi Colony, Borondo worked hard to realise his adaptation of a classic French Realism painting by Gustave Courbet. In his version of it, Borondo used perspective and architecture to start a dialogue about the deeper truths of the human condition. The mural is symbolic of the journey of birth and life itself, with the open arch in the middle of the wall having a river flowing through it representing a journey of life and the boat representing how we traverse through it. The tunnel is also symbolic of the process of birth, how a child navigates the mothers womb to finally come out into the world to begin his/her life.


  • Title: The Origin of the World
  • Creator: Borondo
  • Date Created: 2015-12-25/2016-02-28
  • Location: Lodhi Colony
  • Type: mural
  • Project: Lodhi Art District
  • Photography: Naman Saraiya

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