Krishna has been the most oft-chosen subject for Indian fine art practitioners since the classical period, for all the obvious reasons. He is arguably the most widely loved and deeply regarded deity of the Hindu pantheon. The beauty of His person inspires the artist within everyone, and overwhlems the ones who practise. Finally, loving devotion makes for an interesting theme to work with in terms of the visual arts. Painted in shades of dusk, we have curated in this collection a variety of Krishna portrayals - from the adorable baby Gopala in Mathura to the handsome youth Krishna in Vrindavan. In many of these paintings He is surrounded by beauteous, loving gopies or His one-and-only beloved Radha in haloed togetherness. Some of these pieces depict particular episodes from the myth-laden life of the deity, from amongst which you are wlecome to pick any that best resonates with you.
Water colours are a dynamic medium against paper. There is so much that could be done with a limited set of key colours, as could be seen from the charming backgrounds that characterise each of the paintings chosen to go into this section. The soothing beauty of the North Indian countryside, with its lushness and riverine abundance and nourishig forest-cover, has been captured to perfection in these watercolours. Some of these paintings depict Krishna as the object of worship of devotees, which means that not only are these paintings on the subject of Krishna but also revolve around the theme of Krishna. Unfailingly depicted with flawless shringar and framed to perfection, each of these works would be a fine addition to the homes of Krishna lovers all over the world.
Q1. Can we keep Krishna
painting at home?
illustrious life and his divine Lilas captured in Indian artworks are excellent
ways to fill your space with positivity and heavenliness. You can keep a Krishna
painting at home and bring home the auspicious energies of the dark-skinned
Q2. Which Krishna
painting is good for a home?
There are several Lilas
(divine plays) of Sri Krishna and his different forms which are celebrated in
Indian art. Sri Krishna’s childhood form- Laddu Gopal (Krishna eating sweet)
and Makhan Chor (butter thief), his youthful form with Sri Radha and playing
flute as Murli
Manohara, and his mature avatar while giving the knowledge of Gita to
Arjuna are some of the most popular images, all of which are good for your home
and can be placed in different sections of your house based on the fruit you
desire and Vastu rules.
Q3. What is Krishna
Krishna paintings are
identified by the type of Krishna-Lila or the form of Krishna which is being
displayed in a particular painting. Artworks that show Krishna in his childhood
form are known as Laddu Gopal (Krishna eating Laddu) or Makhan
Chor (butter thief), those that show him with Radha are called Jugal or
Yugal (couple) Swaroop, paintings where Krishna is trampling the pride of the
serpent Kaliya is called Kaliya-Krishna or Kalinga-Krishna.
Similarly, paintings in which baby Krishna is shown lying on a Peepal leaf are
called “Vaata-Patra-Shaayi Krishna” and those in which Sri Krishna’s royal
court is presented are called Darbaar-Krishna.
Q4. Is silk painting difficult?
Silk painting is not
that difficult if one can successfully pick the right colors, resist agent,
frame to spread the silk fabric, and creates the art with patience and the
right techniques. The level of difficulty in silk painting also depends upon
the complexity of the theme and patterns chosen- simple patterns are easy to
paint while intricate and artistic details require the hand of a master
Q5. What paint can you use on cotton?
You can use a variety
of paints such as fabric colors, acrylic paint, watercolors, and other kinds of
naturally made dyes on cotton. This traditional fabric offers a mind-blowing
range to the artisans, which is why cotton is preferred in numerous Indian arts
and crafts as the base material of choice.
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