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Nayika Awaits Her Lover page from a series illustrating the Rasikapriya of Keshavadasa opaque w...

Immagine Numero
TBM423197
Titolo
Nayika Awaits Her Lover, page from a series illustrating the Rasikapriya of Keshavadasa, 1692 (opaque w/c on paper)
Artista
Ibrahim (fl.1692) / Indian
Ubicazione
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA
Tecnica
opaque watercolour on paper
Data
1692 AD (C17th AD)
Dimensioni
sheet:24.1x15.9 image:20.0x14.0 cms
Descrizione

Made: Rajasthan, India This painting illustrates the Hindu text called the Rasikapriya, which describes the many stages of a romantic relationship using the love affair between the Hindu god Krishna and his beloved, Radha, as an example. Here, the romantic heroine (also known as a nayika) sits talking to her friend, presumably about Krishna, not knowing that he is standing behind her. One of the interesting features of this painting is the canopy: it should probably be read as standing above their heads, but all four posts end behind the terrace. The arrangement defies logic, but ensures that the posts do not block our view of the main characters. Such spatial incongruities are relatively common in Indian painting, where illusion was less important than legibility and attractiveness.

Credito fotografico
© Brooklyn Museum of Art / Anonymous Gift / Bridgeman Images
Parole Chiave
17th century / 17 century / XVII century / XVIIth century / seventeenth century / c17th / 17 17th xvii xviith century / garden / female / god / figures / indian / seated / deity / india / servant / writing / terrace / shade / canopy / krishna / Painting / Mzpainting

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