Govarthana Krishna, Mysore Painting, Size 93 x 79cm (With Frame)
Govarthana Krishna : The stories of Krishna come in myriad shapes and hues. Be it in the form of the adorable laddu Gopal or in the charming pose of playing the flute with Radha or in the form of Arjuna’s charioteer, Krishna manages to enchant all of us. Once upon a time Lord Indra lashes out with full fury and people of Mathura are running around seeking shelter. Seeing this young Krishna lifts the Govardhan hill in one hand and provides shelter to his folks. The painting depicts smiling Krishna lifting the hill in one hand and happy citizens of Mathura feeling secure and safe underneath his shelter.
Mysore Painting: Origin: Mysore, Karnataka,India.
Mysore paintings are known for their elegance, muted colours, and attention to detail. The themes for most of these paintings are Hindu gods and goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology.This Artform is an important form of classical South Indian painting style that originated in and around the town of Mysore in Karnataka encouraged and nurtured by the Mysore rulers. Painting in Karnataka has a long and illustrious history.
The most famous of the manuscripts detailing the various nuances of the Mysore school and listing out the various Gods and Goddesses, is the Sritattvanidhi, a voluminous work of 1500 pages prepared under the patronage of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.