Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna are princes and brothers who play varying roles and feature in one of India’s most important epics, the Ramayana. It follows the story of Rama, a prince from the Kosala Kingdom, his eventual exile where he is accompanied by his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, his war with Ravana, and his return to his kingdom where he was crowned king. The epic covers Rama’s life which includes accounts on his childhood.
This painting depicts the four princes when they were younger. The man on the left appears to be King Dasharatha who is dressed opulently with a crown on his head. The ladies around the princes are his wives Kausalya (Rama), Kaekeyi (Bharata), and Sumitra (Lakshmana and Shatrughna). The four princes are depicted in playing with bow and arrow. These tools are significant in the Ramayana as it signifies Rama’s strength and his goodness. The painting features the signature Madhubani style of art such as a great command of geometric patterns and the strong dedication to fill each space of the page without leaving any area blank. The repetitive patterns of patterns on the floor and pillars also showcase the grandeur of the courtyard, fitting for royalty. Save from the skin of the subjects, all the elements in the painting are detailed and colored.Madhubani art forms are also known to use natural colors. This depiction uses soft hues such as pale yellow, pink, and blue on the majority of the paintingwhile bolder colors such as red were used sparingly as accents to their royal clothing.
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Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper28 inches X 20 inches
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist Vinay Kumar Gupta
Item Code: DO58
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