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of Divine Love: The Rasa Mandala of Krishna and the Cowherd Maidens
by Krishna Priya in Jaipur, State of Rajasthan, India (2001)
Size: 23 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches
Medium: Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on hand-made jute and
in the private collection of Graham M. Schweig.
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.
ART DIGITAL LIMITED EDITION REPRODUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
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.
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.
two-thirds size print: $550.00
one-third size print: $300
Framed-matted cost: please contact us for pricing