Gita Govinda Leaf


Gita Govinda Leaf

Traditional manuscript illustration has been a treasured art form for many centuries. From Duc de Berry’s sumptuously illustrated Belles Heures, and the glorious scenes from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh to these delicate and etherial 18th century gouache leafs from the Gita Govinda series depicting Lord Krishna in a passionate embrace with his beloved Radha.

Suneet Kapoor, Director of Kapoor Galleries in New York talks about a leaf from the Gita Govinda series. This 18-th century illustration is created using traditional Indian painting techniques, involving several artisans to create a single masterpiece. Watch the interview to learn about the symbolism in Indian mythology depicted in the leaf and the process through which this and similar works of the same period were created.

View video via this link:

Write a Comment

Kapoor Galleries is committed to making its website accessible to all people, including individuals with disabilities. We are in the process of making sure our website,, complies with best practices and standards as defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user-friendly for all people. If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact us at 212 888 2257 or