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Dance of Divine Love: The Rasa Mandala of Krishna and the Cowherd Maidens
Painting by Krishna Priya in Jaipur, State of Rajasthan, India (2001)
Image Size: 23 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches
Located in the private collection of Graham M. Schweig.
This painting is a reproduction of an original work depicting the commencement of the Rasa Mandala, or the formation of the wondrous circle dance, described in the first several verses of the final chapter or act of the dramatic poem. Specifically, the image illustrates the Bhagavata Purana, Book Ten, Chapter 33, Verses 2 and 3. (or Rasa Lila 5.2-3). The painting was commissioned by Graham M. Schweig, the author of Dance of Divine: The Rasa Lila of Krishna from the Bhagavata Purana (Princeton, 2005), who also worked closely with the artist to determine the general composition of the painting and details. The painting was executed by Krishna Priya in the traditional Rajasthani art, using all hand-ground paints, including pure gold and silver. The artist utilized brushes made of small tail-hairs of squirrels to achieve the great detail of the painting.
FINE ART DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION REPRODUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
The reproductions available here are of a fine art digital reproduction known as Giclée (pronounced Zhee-clay). Printed on acid-free paper, the pigment based inks used in Giclée reproductions will remain stable for at least 75 years before any evidence of fading occurs due to exposure to light and humidity. Giclée is a state-of-the-art reproduction, utilizing a blend of eight colors of ink, as compared with the four-color separation used in other offset printing technologies.
Three sizes will be available:
Original size: 23-1/2 inches by 31-1/2 inches
Two thirds size
One third size
Custom sizes can be ordered for extra charge.
Unframed-unmatted cost for
original size print: $850.00
two-thirds size print: $550.00
one-third size print: $300
Framed-matted cost: please contact us for pricing