Radha-Krishna scene in Padh by Kalyan Joshi


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Dimensions : H: 18.5 (in) by W: 14.5 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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Renowned artist, Kalyan Joshi in his Phad painting radiantly depicts a couple sitting on a swing tied to a tree, accompanied by females with musical instruments along with peacock motifs. The couple on the swing represents Lord Krishna and Radha, who are central figures in Hindu mythology and devotion, especially in the Vaishnavism tradition. The swing represents the playful and romantic aspects of their relationship, as Krishna is often depicted swinging with Radha during their divine love games in the forests of Vrindavan. The females accompanying the couple often symbolize the Gopis, the cowherd girls of Vrindavan, who were deeply devoted to Lord Krishna and frequently engaged in singing and dancing in his presence. The peacock is often associated with Lord Krishna because he is often depicted with a peacock feather adorning his crown or hair.


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Kalyan Joshi's artistic journey commenced when he was just eight years old, as he embarked on a creative voyage under the guidance of his father and revered Guru, Shree Shrilal Joshi. The Joshi family has proudly upheld the rich tradition of Phad artistry for generations.

Kalyan Joshi's contributions to the Phad art form are truly remarkable. His monochromatic interpretations and collaborations with narrative poetry have expanded the horizons of Phad painting, pushing its boundaries beyond conventional norms. His dedication and innovation in the field of Phad painting were duly recognized when he was awarded the prestigious National Award in 2012.

In addition to his artistic endeavors, Kalyan Joshi has also made a significant impact through the establishment of "ANKAN" Kala Sansthan. This initiative has played a pivotal role in introducing Phad paintings to countless young enthusiasts, ensuring the preservation and propagation of this traditional art form for generations to come.



Phad


Phad art is a style of traditional folk painting, practiced in the state of Rajasthan, India. Known for its vivid colors and intricate details, Phad paintings serve as visual narratives that depict stories from epics, folklore, and religious texts. The term ‘Phad’ refers to the large scrolls or banners on which these stories are painted. Traditionally, it is not made for art sake, but to serve as ‘portable temples’ to the deities of the Rebari tribe. History and Tradition The origins of Phad painting can be traced back over 700 years ago to the Joshi family in Shahpura and Bhilwara, Rajasthan. However, the artists in the family believe that this art form has existed for a hundred thousand years. This folk art form is primarily associated with the Rebari tribe and Bhopas (priests in the tribe) follow the tradition of traveling and singing about the epics painted in the Phad, from village to village. The tradition of Phad painting is largely centered around the stories of Pabuji and Devnarayan, revered deities in Rajasthan's local folklore. The scrolls were used by the Bhopas during religious ceremonies and community gatherings, where they would unroll the Phad and narrate the stories, often accompanied by music and song. Technique and Details Phad painting involves a meticulous process, starting from scrolls made from hand-woven cotton fabric, which is first soaked overnight and then stretched on a wooden frame. The fabric is then treated with a mixture of rice paste and gum to create a smooth, durable surface for painting. The drawings are done using charcoal or a light pencil and then colored with natural vegetable dyes. The stories depicted in Phad paintings usually revolve around heroic tales, divine exploits, and legendary feats. Characters are portrayed with expressive facial features and dynamic poses. However, the scenes are not linear or chronological and work on the principles of ‘horror vacui’. The protagonist looms over the composition and place gets primacy over time. The colors used in Phad paintings also have symbolic meaning—red for valor and strength, green for nature and life, yellow for knowledge, and blue for divinity. Artists often work collaboratively, with one person sketching the outlines and others filling in the colors and details. 



Product Details

Title
Radha-Krishna scene in Padh by Kalyan Joshi
Artist
Kalyan Joshi
Art Style
Phad
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
18.5 in(H) X 14.5 in(W)
Themes
Radha Krishna, Hindu, Mythology, Religious
Color
Yellow, Brown, Red, Black
Country of Origin
Rajasthan, India

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