Radha-Krishna's Sacred Love in Kalighat Painting by Bapi Chitrakar


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Dimensions : H: 22 (in) by W: 14 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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Refined artist Bapi Chitrakar portrays the timeless and enchanting scene of Radha and Krishna in the idyllic setting of Brindavan. This depiction is a testament to the enduring love and divine connection between Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha. The central focus of the painting is Lord Krishna, who stands with grace, playing his melodious flute. His music resonates through the lush landscape, carrying the promise of eternal love and spirituality. Krishna's divine persona and his association with the flute symbolise the alluring call of the divine, drawing souls towards a higher spiritual plane. Beside Krishna stands Radha, his eternal companion and the embodiment of unconditional love and devotion. Her presence signifies the inseparable bond between two souls deeply in love. The backdrop of Brindavan, with its vibrant and lush vegetation, conveys a sense of serenity and tranquility. Birds perch on the branches of a tree, serenading the divine couple with their melodious songs, adding to the sense of harmony and unity with nature. Chitrakar's artwork encapsulates the profound love and spirituality associated with the Radha Krishna narrative, a story that has resonated for centuries.


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Bapi

Bapi Chitrakar, a seasoned artist since childhood, hails from a lineage deeply rooted in artistry. Embracing Islamic faith, Patua artists like Bapi Chitrakar exemplify a distinct, inclusive artistic tradition. They breathe life into narratives from Hindu Mythology, local folklore, Sufi wisdom, and contemporary themes through the mesmerizing fusion of paintings and songs. While tracing the exact origins of Patua tradition poses a challenge, some believe its oral form dates back to the 10th or 11th century CE, with tangible scrolls emerging in the 18th century CE. Embark on a vibrant journey through history and culture with Bapi Chitrakar's captivating creations!



Kalighat


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.  



Product Details

Title
Radha-Krishna's Sacred Love in Kalighat Painting by Bapi Chitrakar
Artist
Bapi Chitrakar
Art Style
Kalighat
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
22 in(H) X 14 in(W)
Themes
Radha Krishna, Folk Art
Color
Red, Green, Blue, Multicoloured
Country of Origin
West Bengal, India

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