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Olivia Fraser: Krishna 1

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Olivia Fraser (Artist Profile)
Krishna 1
Lithograph on paper
27” x 18” / 69 x 46 cms.
Edition of 100

(The work will be shipped without a frame, packed flat in board, or rolled in a tube).  

Trees are frequently associated with gods in India and there are different tales and myths about them. In Rajasthan there's a story that Shiva and Parvati were making love when they were interrupted by the gods. Furious, Parvati cursed them and they became trees: Brahma became a Peepal tree and Vishnu became a mango tree. 

In this series of works, the artist has depicted Krishna as a mango tree, following a traditional iconographic representation of Krishna surrounded by his cows (being a cowherd). 

The circle represents a sacred space. Hence, the canopy of leaves is depicted in a circular manner. Cows are often painted with spots (or hand-impressions) and we see this depiction in this image as well. 

The colours reflect the natural colours as well as blue and gold; considered to be associated with Krishna and divinity. 

The series features three works. The works can be hung together as a set (please refer to third image). The other works are listed separately on the website, and the price listed here is for a single artwork only. The set is also listed as a separate product, and available at a discounted pricing. 


"Olivia Fraser somehow manages to use the ancient techniques of Indian painting with a modern and cross cultural twist - very much art for our Globalized world." - Marc Quinn

The artist uses traditional Indian miniature techniques with the use of its gem-like stone colours; unique brush-work; and its elaborate decorative and burnished surfaces. 

An artist of international repute, Olivia Fraser’s prints are coveted collectibles with a high-appreciation value. These prints have recently been featured on varied auctions, and we are pleased to offer these relatively rare prints at very competitive prices.