The Devotee, KISHANGARH PAINTING BY SHEHZAAD ALI SHERANI
The painting depicts a devotee worshiping a shiva linga in an ornate architectural setting. The devout worshipper, perhaps a Shaivite has her hair tied in a bun. There is a small sculpture of nandi in front of her. She is performing her evening prayers, as we can notice from the setting sunset in the background. The temple is situated within a lush green forest, with hints of other architectural setting in between.
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