Krishna on Garuda
- Subject: Kangra Pahari Miniature Art
- Paint Material: Opaque stone & gold colors
- Base Material: Handmade Paper (unframed)
- Size: 6 in. wide and 9 in. tall (15 cms X 23 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.
This charming and busy art captures a complex symbolic encounter of Garuda and his mounts with Krishna symbolically fighting a witch.
Garuda, the Hindu god who is part man and part bird, symbolizes the power of the sun and is known for slaying evil serpents. In art he usually appears as the mount or vehicle of Vishnu. Here Garuda carries Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu, who not only has borrowed Vishnu's mount but also holds his war discus (chakra). Legend tells us that on many occasions Krishna rode out on the back of Garuda to do battle with evil.
Fill your world with beauty and wonder with this exceptional Kangra Pahari artwork composition that eulogizes Garuda & Krishna. Buy it today.