Pacifying the Agitated Maidens

Pacifying the Agitated Maidens

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Item Code: PF28
Specifications:
Orissa's Paata Painting
Artist Rabi Behera
Water Color on Patti
38.5" x 11.5"
The Vishnu Purana has an interesting account of Krishna & Balarama's birth. It says that the Supreme Lord plucked off two hairs, one black and one white – the black impersonated as Krishna and the white as Balarama. They were inseparable all through their childhood and youth.

This narrow, rectangular frieze shows the gopis displaying their love and affection for the brothers leaving Vrindavana for Mathura. Though important to the theme, the artist does not paint the chariot carrying Krishna and Balarama, in the middle. It is part of the whole composition. The scenario is led by the cowherds, walking alongside their cows, carrying pots of milk and butter. Facing the opposite direction, towards the oncoming chariot, is a group of gopis, making an attempt to stall the chariot. Behind are also some more cowherdesses, wanting to have a better glimpse of their beloved Krishna and Balarama. The brothers are trying to pacify the beautiful agitated maidens, not successfully though.

The background to this pleasing painting is pink with stylized trees trying to block the effect of pure pink. When talking of colour, it is noteworthy that the artist has painted the horses – in black and the other in white, true to the colors of Krishna and Balarama.

This Description by Renu Rana.

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