Krishna and Radha playing fugadi

2009.158

Krishna and Radha playing fugadi

2009.158

Description

There is hardly any being, historical or mythological who has so completely pervaded the cultural life of India, as has Krishna the blue God. This is evident not only from the inexhaustible literature on Krishna bhakti but even from the equally infinite canvas of art. Royal princes of Rajasthan and the hilly region adopted the Bhagavata dharma which circles around Krishna and elevated it to the status of Rajadharma or religion of the state. The Rajpoot kings under the influence of Pushti Marga celebrated Krishna through various aesthetic representations such as painting, storytelling, song, and dance.

The present painting is an interesting example of this where Krishna is playing the traditional game of fugadi with his beloved Radha. The beauty of Krishna is that he becomes one with his devotee and through his leelas mesmerizes and engages them intensely.

Karl and Meherbai Khandalavala Collection.

Collection

Indian Miniature Paintings

Object Type

Miniature Painting

Material

Opaque water colour on paper

Schools/Culture/Period

Jaipr, Rajasthan

Technique

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Date

Late 19th Century CE

Location

Rajasthan

Dimension

18 x 13.2 cms