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Dakhan 2018: Recent Studies on Indian Painting

John Seyller (Editor)

This striking image of Krishna lifting Mount Govardhan was painted on cloth about c. 1700-25 at the temple town of Tirupati, well-known for its Vaishnavite shrine of Lord Venkateswara.  The stocky figure of Krishna with well-defined muscular limbs dominates the composition and is surrounded by a playful array of animals - cows, peacocks, deer, elephant, leopard, bear, tiger and rabbit and snakes, all looking lovingly towards Krishna. On the Govardhan hill, delicately balanced on Krishna's forefinger, a sadhu deep in meditation performs a handstand. Fine lapis lazuli is used to achieve the deep blue of Krishna body, and is richly contrasted against his golden clothes and elaborate gold jewellery. Want to know more about such iconic paintings from Tirupati? Get a copy of DAKHAN 2018 Recent Studies on Indian Painting edited by John Seyller where Jagdish Mittal discloses the history and features of Tirupati painting in his article - Painting at Tirupati, Temple Town In Andhra Pradesh. 

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About the author

John Seyller

John Seyller, Professor of Art History at the University of Vermont, U.S.A., is an internationally acclaimed authority on Indian painting. He has written extensively on the imperial Mughal painting workshop as well as on individual manuscripts and their painters. His publications include Workshop and Patron in Mughallndia: The Freer Ramayana and Other Illustrated Manuscripts of 'Abd aI-Rahim (1999); Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Walters Art Museum Khamsa of Amir Khusraw of Delhi (2001); The Adventures of Hamza: Painting and Storytelling in Mughallndia (2002); and Eva and Konrad Seitz Collection of Indian Miniatures: Mughal and Deccani Paintings (2010). He is co-author of Secret Gardens. Indian Paintings from the Porret Collection (2014). He has co-authored with Jagdish Mittal six Museum catalogues, and is currently collaborating on a monograph of a Mughal Ramayana manuscript in the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha.

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Bibliographic information

Title Dakhan 2018: Recent Studies on Indian Painting
Author John Seyller
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9354168051, 9789354168055
length iv+205p., 142 Colour Illus.; 28cm.