This image here is widely known by Hindus and people interested in religious art as the Nataraja. It comes from Hinduism and is representative of the god, Siva. Nataraja means "lord of the dance". Not only is the Nataraja a work of art, it is also an idol that many Hindu people worship to show their devotion to the god Siva. This image in particular represents both Siva's destructive nature and creative nature as. The circle that engulfs the dancing Siva is representative of the cycle of life that begins and ends at his discretion, the cycle of birth and death. At the end of each cycle of creation Siva dissolves the universe, burning it to ashes through the fire of destruction in his lower left hand, and at the beginning of each new cycle he creates the universe anew, sending forth the primordial rhythms of creation with the drum in his upper right hand. This image is highly admired by millions of people around the world.
I think this is a really beautiful work of art that is simultaneously very meaningful to devotees of the god Siva. The Nataraja symbolizes in art form the characteristics of the god and allows devotees to see what they believe in image form. Superficially, I think the bronze color is aesthetically pleasing and just pleasant to look at.