Nand Yashoda and Krishna with Kinsmen
going to Virindavana
Description: The miniature painting ‘Nand Yashoda and Krishna with Kinsmen going to
Virindavana’ painted by artist Nainsukh during 1785-90 A.D. It was painted in
watercolour on paper with Tempera method the subject matter is very appealing It has been taken from Bhagvat Purana.
Krishna’s father Nand his mother Yashoda along with kinsmen are going to Vrindavana.
The painting’s subject matter is justified on the basis of the aesthetic parameters as the way Krishna has been shown in the centre raising the right hand upward towards Vrindavana is very appealing. Based on the episode of Bhagvat Puran and painted in Kangra style. In this painting have been shown thirteen human figures. Three of them have been shown swimming in the Yamuna. Rest of the figures have been shown in various countenances and wearing clothes of vivid colours, on the other side of the river. Krishna has been shown in blue colour, half-naked but wearing different ornaments made of gold. There is a golden crown on his head. All the persons are half-naked except Nand and Yashoda. One other crowned person, who has put on a blue-coloured costume, is possibly Balram, raising one of his hands up is signalling towards Vrindavana.
All the human figures have worn stripped clothes down the loins and their heads have also been covered with multi-coloured cloth. On the left bank of the river, there is a bird sitting on a cut stem of a heavy tree. On other stem has also been shown a sitting bird. In the right side of the painting is a tree on which have been shown coiled around creepers. In the background, there is sky surrounded with clouds, and through them are peeping out the golden buildings of Vrindavana. The ground of the other side of the river has been shown filled with greenery.
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