The blue bodied Krishna and the golden fair Radha are ceaselessly brought
into juxtaposition, as here. The couple stand under a tree, over the
boulders in the Yamuna. They are surrounded by gopis who look overjoyed
to be in their company. The artist takes liberties in painting the bodies of
the gopis in various colours. They wear fancy headdresses and other
ornaments. Their saris have floral designs and a 'kanchuta' (blouse) in
different colours covers the ample breasts. In representation, Radha looks similar
to the other gopis. Krishna wears a small crown with a kalga. He is dressed
in a dhoti and an uttariya, a shoulder cloth.
The trees in the background are painted with a thin brush, different from
the bold strokes of colour that dominate the subject. The artists
experimentation with colour and design is in keeping with the unique folk
This description by Kiranjyot.
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