This exquisite folio depicts Asadha, the fourth month of the Indian calendar, which corresponds to June or July of the year. It was created in the Kota style of medieval Rajasthani painting, which was popular around the middle of the eighteenth century. Along with the background's abundance of multicolored trees and flora, Kota artists' signature rhythmic gentleness is present in the trees' surging motion. The folio depicts the devoted wife pleading with her husband, a royal dressed in Lord Krishna-like garb, to stay with her while lightning strikes the sky and rain showers engulf the entire planet. She is holding her odhani scarf in one hand and expressing her disapproval with the other. She is pleading with her lord to reconsider his mind while keeping her eyes firmly set in his. In a cottage near the top of the folio, an ascetic is practising yoga while two courtiers sit next to him and offer him tribute. This is a portrayal of ascetics and recluses who isolate themselves during the rainy season. The pond is full, lotuses are getting ready to bloom, peacocks and other birds are eager to unite, and after a rainstorm, trees and plants take on a fresh sheen. A love-struck damsel flees her house in search of her lord out of sheer desperation. The image of Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi is reclined in the marble pavilion that was built in the middle of the lake near the bottom to represent Baikuntha, the location of Vishnu's residence, in Kshirsagar. However, the image is not drawn in accordance with established criteria.
||355 x 440 mm | 13.98 x 17.32 inches
||Off White |
Hand made Paper
This is a high-quality original miniature painting, on hand made paper.
The frames used are high quality synthetic wood box frames or Aluminium frames. The print is protected with either 2.00 mm float glass or acrylic sheet as selected. To make it sturdy, a special board is used for the rear panel and hangers are included on the rear panel.
About the Art form
Bundi painting is a school of Rajasthani miniature painting that began in the princely kingdom of Bundi, which is located between Jaipur and Udaipur. Bundi style is distinguished by its fusion of Mughal and Deccani aesthetic elements. Bundi paintings were known for their depictions of Krishna-Lila and Rasikapriya. Other topics depicted in these paintings include Nayaka-Nayika Bheda, Baramasa, Harem or Zanana, Hunting, and Portraits.