Yashoda Krishna, Tanjore Painting, 22 k Gold, Size 37.5 x 45.5cm (With Frame)
Lord Krishna and Yashoda : According to Bhagavata Purana, Krishna was born to Devaki, but Krishna’s father Vasudeva brought the newborn Krishna to his cousin Nanda Baba and his wife Yashoda in Gokul, in order to raise and protect Krishna from Devaki’s brother Kansa, the king of Mathura.The relationship between Yashoda and Sri Krishna is one of the most celebrated mother-son relationships of all time. Yashoda’s unfathomable love for Krishna has inspired many works of art. She is an integral part of Krishna’s childhood lilas.
Tanjore Painting: Origin: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu India
Tanjore Painting is a classical South Indian art developed in the late 16th century in Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state.
The paintings consist of a well-rounded figure, a deity with almond-shaped eyes. The figure would be housed in an enclosure created by means of an arch, curtains, etc.
In this Indian folk art, gold leaves & sparkling stones are used as highlights for accents of the painting like ornaments, dresses, etc.
It’s been said that Thanjavur’s paintings are brightly colored and beautiful. In a dark room, the paintings have a potent glow that’s reminiscent of a presence. Most Thanjavur paintings are made on wooden canvasses while some use glass and walls as well.