Cows and celestial bodies, KISHANGARH PAINTING BY SHEHZAAD ALI SHERANI
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Cows have always been an important part in Indian mythology. In the Pichwai painting tradition as well, cows play an important role as lord Krishna was a cowherd in the formative years of his life and pichwai in particular focuses on the events in shri krishna’s life as a seven year old. This painting depicts cows with henna marks on them. Celestial bodies are flying down from the heaven to garland them as they fly through the clouds.
One of the well known Pichwai artists from Kishangarh, Shehzad Ali Sherani is the recipient of many awards like the State Award, the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academi Commendation certificate and more. He has been practicing Pichwai and Kishangarh art for many years and learnt under the expert guidance of Padmashri Kripal Singh Shekhawat.
Kishangarh painting, 18th-century school of the Rājasthanī style of Indian painting that arose in the princely state of Kishangarh (central Rājasthān state). The school is clearly distinguished by its individualistic facial type and its religious intensity