(Ravi Varma Press)
Print on paper
14 x 10" / 35.5 x 24.8 cms
early 20th c.
Condition report: Owing to its historic nature, the work is in fragile condition but shows little damage thus far. We recommend pasting this work on an archival board to prolong its life and prevent damage. Contact us for a costing for the same.
(The work will be shipped without a frame, packed flat in board)
Printing presses, inspired by the master Ravi Varma himself, very often reconfigured pre-existing imagery to suit different purposes. Muralidhar - also in the Red Earth collection, is a classic and charming and now rare rendition of the fluting Krishna, set in a natural landscape. In Radha Krishna, we zoom out and see that Krishna is not alone, his dalliance with the flute is actually to appease Radha, who is shown in the मानिनी भाव : full of anger; upset with Krishna. A girlfriend, taller (and wiser?) than Radha, tries to reconcile Radha, drawing her towards Krishna : both are dressed in immaculate flowing drapes.
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This artwork can be paired with Muralidhar, versions of a similar theme, to create a diptych. The other works are listed separately on the website, and the price listed here is for a single artwork only.