This painting, monochromatic in tone, defies that colour is an essential
element of a painting. Under the shade of a leafy tree sits Krishna, in the
company of beautiful gopis. Their placement divides the painting into two
distinct parts. On the left, we see women looking like celestial singers
playing musical instruments. Different levels of the boulders decide the
seating arrangement of each. In every figure, the linear rhythms of the drapery, ornaments and hair dos mould
themselves to the underlying soft body with its sinuous and graceful curves.
The right side of the painting, however, has cowherds with their cows
requiring lesser detail and moulding. If the left side of the painting
present an ethereal milieu, the right side brings the environment to
An unmistakable rhythm and a sense of movement are communicated through the
swans in the rippling water and the peacocks on either ends. The painter
uses them as a supporting motif to create the mood.
This description by Kiranjyot.
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