Krishna with Gopi’s

Subject matter –

This horizontal painting is an illustration from the “Geet Govind” series by “jaidev”. It deals with the legends and the plays of Radha and Krishna Symbolising soul’s devotion to god.

Artist, Title and medium – 

This paintin belongs to Basohali Sub School of Pahari school by Manku. In 1730 A.D..

 Description – 

The Pahari Painting Krishna with Gopis belongs Basohli Sub school of art. It was painted during the artist Manku. It was painted in tempera (water colour) on paper.

The painting’s theme has been selected from Geet Govinda series. five Gopi’s have been shown around Krishna who is in the centre of the painting. They are adoring Krishna .one Gopi has been shown folding her hand a bottle and glass on the right side of Krishna, Amongst the two Gopi’s on the left side, one Gopi is playing Krishna and other Gopi has been shown with folded hands.

A scene from Vrindavan has been depicted. Yamuna river has been shown in the foreground. The back ground has been depicted in orange colour. We can find some trees with deferent shapes of leaves but they are having the same level of height. One each side a big tree is there in the back ground. Orange yellow sky blue and red colours have been used. Krishna’s crown is very attractive and ornaments of Gopi’s are very decorative.
The painter is successful in depicting the subject matter in of the painting because the theme “adoration of Krishna by Gopi’s” can be understood easily while watching the painting, so, the subject matter is justified.

Human Values –

@ Love faith devotion and surrender for the supreme power.

@ Equal love for all followers (Krishna loves all).

Description in 30 words –

This Pahari school tempera painting from Basohali sub school made by “Manku”. Here all eight gopies express their regards to Krishna. Facial expressions of all members are divine and spiritual in a forest of Vrindavan at the bank of Yamuna. 

Nanda, Yashoda and Krishna with Kinsmen going to vrindavan

Subject matter –

This painting is based on the story of Bhagavat purana showing Nanda, Yashoda and Krishna with Kinsmen in a scene from their journey while migrating from Gokul to Vrindavan. Nanda is a chieftain of his township was advising by his people to shift to Vrindavan close to Govardhan hill. Kansa’s court was near Gokul and he was making repeated attempts to harm Krishna. But people wanted to save their future saviour (Krishna) and knew that he was no ordinary human.

Artist, title and medium –  

This horizontal painted by Nainsukh from Kangra Sub School of Pahari school of miniature painting in 1785 – 90 A.D. on size of 35.5 X27.5 Cm.

Description –

The Miniature Painting is NAND YASHODA AND KRISHNA WITH KINSMEN GOING TO VIRINDAVAN painted by artist Nainsukh from Kangra during 1785-90 A.D. was done in water colour (tempera)on paper. I like this painting very much. The subject matter is very appealing It has been taken from Bhagavat Purana. Here Krishna’s father Nanda his mother Yashoda along with kinsmen are going to Vrindavan.

The painter has been successful in depicting the subject matter of the painting. the painting’s subject matter is justified on the basis of the aesthetic parameters as the way Krishna has been shown in the center rising the right hand upward towards Vrindavan is very appealing. Balram is also shown rising his left hand towards Vrindavan in a beautiful manner.

The lines and colors are beautiful, rhythmic and harmonious. two trees on the left and one tree on the right side of the painting have been depicted beautifully. Two birds have been shown sitting on the tree. A beautiful pond has also been shown in this painting. so, this painting has all the qualities for being appreciated and like by all the aspects justified the subject matter of the painting.

Human Values –

@ To be faithful of the master (people follow the master keep him safe).

@ To be a good member of the group /team for common interest.

Description in 30 words –

This tempera painting is made by “Nainsukh” from Kangra of Pahari school. A journey of Nand family has been depicted in realistic in traditional dress. Humans animals and nature and other things are depicted divine and natural.