Mar 18, 2014

Krishna with Cow 2

Krishna with Cow 2

mid-1900s

Jamini Roy

(Indian, 1887-1972)

Tempera on board

Overall: 31.4 x 43.3 cm (12 3/8 x 17 1/16 in.)

Gift of Pamela Elizabeth Ward in loving memory of her parents, William E. and Evelyn Svec Ward 2005.76

Exhibition

Life and Exploits of Krishna in Indian Paintings (Indian art rotation)

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The artist signed his name in Bengali script in the lower right.

Description

Inspired by the bold style of Kalighat paintings, Jamini Roy created paintings using indigenous materials, often with multiple versions of the same subject. Here the infant Krishna crawls with a butter ball in one hand. The cow, flowers, and leaves set the rural bucolic environment of his youth.

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