This miniature painting is of Krishna as Shrinathji, made in the Nathdwara style.
Shrinathji is the presiding deity of the Pushtimarg Vaishnava religion. The spiritual home of Shrinathji is in Nathdwara, near Udaipur.
The Nathdwara school is one of the most well-known schools of painting associated with the art of Pichwai. Pichwai, however, was painted on a cloth to be placed behind Shrinathji’s sculpture. A miniature painting tradition eventually developed in the region as patronage grew.
The Nathdwara style is a fusion of neighbouring miniature styles, especially Braj and Mewar, and rendered in deep blues, bright yellows, reds, and orange. The ornamentation style, is inspired by Mughal miniatures. Miniatures like these were most likely intended to be taken as keepsakes by worshippers.
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TitleMiniature of Shrinathji
MediumOpaque pigment on paper
DimensionsH: 15.5 cm x W: 12 cm
Genre: Indigenous & Tribal Art