Medium:Paint on Silk
Height: 8 in;20"
Width: 6 in;16"
Male figure holding a scale between a woman and a small blue man.
Krishna is one of the most beloved gods in Hinduism, and the foremost reason is his playful and mischievous antics as a child (Bal Leela). Naughty Krishna played pranks against everyone. He was known as the makhan chor, or the butter thief. His charm however, was such that he stole everybodyâ€™s heart too. Just as easily he stole butter from the unsuspecting gopis (milkmaids) and broke their urns, he also killed demons, tamed a poisonous serpent, and lifted a mountain to save the village from a flood. This artwork is done in the Jaipur painting tradition. A few general Jaipur painting characteristics are: extensive use of white, red, and yellow in combination with the use of silver and gold; deep red margins; ornate backgrounds; bright borders. Female figures typically have large eyes, long hair, stout physique, and pleasant mood.