Bala Krishna Becomes Demon to Scare Gopis
- Subject: Kangra Pahari Miniature Art
- Paint Material: Opaque stone & gold colors
- Base Material: Handmade Paper (unframed)
- Size: 9 in. wide and 6 in. tall (23 cms X 15 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Add a festive touch to your home with the beauty of this exquisitely detailed & stunningly beautiful handmade miniature art made in the style of the Kangra Pahari school.
Kangra painting is the pictorial art of Kangra, named after Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, a former princely state, which patronized the art. Pahari paintings, as the name suggests, were paintings executed in the hilly regions of India, in the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. It is in the development and modification of Pahari paintings, that the Kangra School features. Kangra paintings belong to the school of Pahari paintings that were patronized by the Rajput rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries.
The striking feature of Kangra paintings is the verdant greenery it depicts. The style is naturalistic, and great attention is paid to detail. The Kangra paintings feature flowering plants and creepers, leafless trees, rivulets and brooks. The Kangra painters employed cool and fresh colors and with the lyrical blending of form and color.
The focal theme of Kangra painting is Shringar (the erotic sentiment). The subjects seen in Kangra painting exhibit the taste and the traits of the life style of the society of that period. The love story of Radha and Krishna which was the main source of spiritual experience, portrayed incidents from the life of the young Krishna. Like the miniature featured here, the amorous plays of Krishna symbolizing soul’s devotion to God and the sentiment of love remained the inspiration and the central theme of Pahari painting. The blue-god bala (boy) Krishna is seen playing a prank by assuming the form of a demon to scare the local gopis (cow herd girls).
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