Radha Krishna: Kangra Painting by Mukesh Kumar Dhiman
Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 1(ft) by W: 0.8(ft) | H: 12(in) by W: 10(in)
Medium : Acrylic Colors on Paper
Amid the natural beauty of the Kangra valley, Pahari painting developed into an art of great charm and delicacy under the influence of its own early traditions as well as refined Guler and Mughal styles. In the late 18th Kangra became the most powerful hill state, under Raja Sansar Chand the Kangra art flourished. The most significant topic in contemporary paintings is still love—historical and mythical love stories are brilliantly depicted in paintings like Radha Krishna. The paintings are extremely detailed, revealing not just the main figures but also surroundings filled with carefully painted trees, flowers, and other kinds of life. They truly are poetry in their core.