Shrinathji Darshan (The Monsoon Festival 16)
श्रीनाथजी दर्शन (Viewing Shrinathji)
After कृष्ण-छाप (Krishna’s Imprint), where we explored various facets of Krishna’s life; we now launch another enquiry into his life and deeds, as seen in one of the most abiding visual idioms connected with his personage: the Nathdwara school. After exploring the mass appeal of prints, that made him popular amongst a wide laity; we delve into श्रीनाथजी दर्शन (Viewing Shrinathji): some unique and intimate darshans from the Nathdwara school.
Within the Nathdwara school, we make a departure from the more popular large format Pichvais that are largely representational of this idiom in the popular imagination; and explore sub-idioms from the Nathdwara school, that make this curation doubly intimate, fresh and valuable. In this series,we look at smaller format paper works, including some that embody the process based idea of artists’ sketches. These images portray the micro narrative of Krishna as opposed to the macro narrative of the large scale Pichvais.