The artist here seems to have been influenced by the Pahari school, and has
delineated the theme with great devotion and ability. Krishna is shown as a
Rajput prince dressed in fashionable garb, practicing with artless guile the
seductive graces of a courtly lover. Wearing his favourite yellow garment
and a garland of lotus buds, richly bejewelled with layers of pearl strings,
and gold and emerald pendants, bangles and earrings. Instead of a crown, he
wears a striped turban in a princely manner replete with kalgi and brooch
and finally with the peacock feather. He keeps one hand on his waist and in
the other he holds a lotus flower and buds and also his flute with the music
of which he mesmerizes the cow-herdesses of Brindavana. His shoulder cloth
falls on his right arm and across the left shoulder. The rich black
qamarband is loosely tied across his waist.
Krishna's portrait is placed in an oval niche with browns on the outside and
all the brilliant, warm colours on the inside. The ash coloured body of the
god is tinged with pink at places to lend volume. The various colours of his
dress compliment the palette of this wonderful creation.
This description by Renu Rana.
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