Subject: Kangra Pahari Miniature Art
Paint Material: Opaque stone & gold colors
Base Material: Handmade Paper (unframed)
Size: 14.5 in. wide and 9.5 in. tall (37 cms X 24 cms)
Age: Modern Handmade Art
Country of origin: India
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Add a festive touch to your home with the beauty of this exquisitely detailed & stunningly beautiful handmade miniature art made in the style of the Kangra Pahari school.
Kangra painting is the pictorial art of Kangra, named after Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, a former princely state, which patronized the art. Pahari paintings, as the name suggests, were paintings executed in the hilly regions of India, in the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. It is in the development and modification of Pahari paintings, that the Kangra School features. Kangra paintings belong to the school of Pahari paintings that were patronized by the Rajput rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries.
The striking feature of Kangra paintings is the verdant greenery it depicts. The style is naturalistic, and great attention is paid to detail. The Kangra paintings feature flowering plants and creepers, leafless trees, rivulets and brooks. The Kangra painters employed cool and fresh colors and with the lyrical blending of form and color.
The focal theme of Kangra painting is Shringar (the erotic sentiment). The subjects seen in Kangra painting exhibit the taste and the traits of the life style of the society of that period. The love story of Radha and Krishna which was the main source of spiritual experience, portrayed incidents from the life of the young Krishna, against the Brindavan forest or river Yamuna. Like the miniature featured here, the amorous plays of Radha and Krishna symbolizing soul’s devotion to God and the sentiment of love remained the inspiration and the central theme of Pahari painting. The blue-god Krishna is seen dancing in the lush woodlands and every maiden’s eye are drawn to him.
The Gita Govinda is a work composed by the 12th-century Indian poet, Jayadeva. It describes the relationship between Krishna and the gopis (female cow herders), and in particular one gopi named Radha.
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