Krishna Raas Leela, in Pattachitra by Purusottam Swain
Krishna's Raas Leela, handpainted in Pattachitra art by Purusottam Swain
In this painting, Krishna is shown sitting surrounded by Radha and sakhis, and the background of trees creates a simple village atmosphere .Figures and their clothes are drawn with simple, flowing, delicate lines. The sublime moods of characters are captured well. Krishna and gopis are drawn with the same proportion but Krishna is painted in black to make him the focus of this painting.
The Krishna Leela narrates the tale of Krishna and Radha's love story. The painting is surrounded by a four layered border with intricate pattern work. The background is painted with a stark shade of red and every other image resembles plain white, which shows the beautiful contrast between the two colours. Even when the figures are plain, the details on them are so sharply done that it's hard to take ones eyes off them.
Hailing from the village of Raghurajpur, the village of pattachitra artists in India, Purusottam Swain's family has been painting for more than 6 generations.
The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Originally from Odisha, Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological in depiction. More than anything, the themes are clearly the essence of the art form, conceptualising the meaning of the paintings.
- Size: Length 53" inches Width 28.5" inches
- Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
- Handpainted in Pattachitra style on canvas
- The image shown here is representative to help visualise the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image
- This painting will be made to order and will take 3-4 weeks
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