Lord Krishna and Gopis Kalighat Painting by Uttam Chitrakar

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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 2.3(ft) by W: 1.8(ft) | H: 28(in) by W: 22(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

About the Artwork +

It was just a pastime of Lord Shri Krishna to test and teach the gopis a lesson. The gopis loved Shri Krishna very much and desiring to obtain Him as their husband they performed Kātyāyanī (one from of maa Durga) vrat for a month. On the final day of the vrat finishing their puja, the gopis went to Yamuna for bathing. They put their clothes on the banks and went into the waters, naked which is considered as an offence to the God of Water, Varuna. Hence, to teach them a leasson, Lord Krishna and his friends hid their clothes in a huge pile. When gopis found out that Shri Krishna and His friends had taken their clothes, they requested Shri Krishna to give them back. Then, to test their surrenderness Shri Krishna spoke to them’ “The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: If you girls are actually My maidservants, and if you will really do what I say, then come here with your innocent smiles and let each girl pick out her clothes. If you don’t do what I say, I won’t give them back to you. And even if the king becomes angry, what can he do?”. After the gopis did as Shri Krishna told them, He returned their clothes. Thus after lovingly teasing and testing the gopis, the Lord granted their desire and told them that their wishes will be fulfilled


  • Size: 28"× 22" inch
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame

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Art Form


The Kalighat paintings developed in the 19th century in the Bengal presidency. The travelling scroll painters or the patuas had been practising folk art of Pattachitra. The new manners and customs of the British settlers, the revivalist exercises of the Mughal and theatres as well as the use of Sanskrit on stage was absorbed by the rural artists who had migrated to Calcutta and developed it into a popular urban genre. The period of Kalighat paintings coincides with the age of mechanical reproduction in the form of woodcut, lithography, oleography and printing. These developments had caused mass consumption of imagery in the urban cities and Kalighat was a response to it. The Kalighat painters interacted with the colonial paintings and began the use of water colours, shaded figures, folio-sized mill made papers. They absorbed the role of the western theatre performances and the art schools which developed the unique stylistic features of the Kalighat paintings as we know them today. More here on our blog.