Krishna Raas Leela - Kshitindranath Mazumdar – Bengal School of Art - Indian Painting - Art Prints
The painting Ras Leela has been painted is a vertical asymmetric figurative and well-integrated wash painting by Kshitindranath Mazumdar in 1926. on the basis of aesthetical parameters, this painting has all the reasons for which we can accept that its painter been successful in depicting the subject matter. In the painting Krishna is shown dancing along with eleven Gopi’s under the vibrant trees in moon light. Here we find that the main theme is painted frontally against a simple background. The background is full of rugged tree trunks laden with softly repeated drooping leaves patterns. Krishna and Gopi’s are shown in special type of soft, gentle, poetic and rhythmic body gestures. They have very delicate look. They are tall having oval shaped head and flower like hands. The posture of Krishna is tall attenuated and looks effeminate. His hair is piled. There is halo around his head to mark his divine virtues. He is decorating with various types of ornaments. Krishna is half naked and dressed in dhoti. Gopi’s are painted in lehenga and dupatta. The hair style of Gopi’s is either piled or having charming plait. Their cascading soft draperies mark the dancing rhythm. Their face expression is full of divine pleasure. Here the act of dancing and singing is painted nicely and artistically. The theme of Raslila is taken from Bhagavat Purana in which Krishna and Gopi’s dance called Maharas and symbolically indicates the dance of God and soul.
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