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Yashoda Krishna

Ravi Varma Press1890

Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation

Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation
Bengaluru, India

The childhood tales of Krishna, who is being brought up by Yashoda is full of fun and mischief. Krishna, born to Devaki and Vasudeva but raised by Yashoda and Nandagopal to keep him out of the clutches of Kamsa, Devaki's brother. Krishna is instantly endearing but naughty to the core. Yashoda's motherly love is overwhelming and encompassing, and her adoration for the baby Krishna on her lap is reflected strongly in this work.

Details

  • Title: Yashoda Krishna
  • Creator: Ravi Varma Press
  • Date Created: 1890
  • Physical Dimensions: 21 x 46 cm
  • Type: Reproduction
  • Original Source: From the Sandeep & Gitanjali Maini Foundation
  • Rights: Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, Bengaluru
  • Art Genre: Print
  • Labels and Inscriptions: The Ravi Varma FAL Press, Bombay
  • Creator's Lifetime: 1848-04-29/1906-10-02
  • Collection: Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, Bengaluru
  • About the Artist: Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906), India’s foremost artist, who took art to the masses, hailed from Kilimanoor, in the erstwhile state of Travancore. From a very young age, Ravi Varma, was drawn towards art, imbibing techniques from his uncle and mentor Raja Raja Varma and his mother, Umayamba Bayi, a poet in her own right. Varma was much sought after by the Royals and owing to his popularity and reputation, his spectacular and richly-textured works were prolific. His realistic portrayals of contemporary figures and interpretations of religious and mythological figures fetched him instant and enduring success, lifting his standing in the art world. If the Royals and his countrymen were in awe of this great talent, the international world was spellbound by his imagination and creativity. He ensured that art would be accessible to all, through reproductions of his paintings which were made available, and affordable to everyone.

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