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.
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