JOYFUL KRISHNA (on silk, framed)21" x 26"
The climactic moment of the Gita Govinda ('Song of the Dark Lord') is when Krishna, having dallied with the gopis, returns to consecrate his love with Radha. She is the incarnation of the Goddess Shri (Lakshmi),
beauty incarnate; though he is the Lord himself, he approaches her tentatively, fearful of rejection. The sublime, tense moment, depicted at night under a tempetuously stormy sky that hovers over the Vrindavana temple, is counterbalanced by the joyful gopi musicians who are present to celebrate the reunion of the divine couple. Krishna has become the beggar...
from the GITA GOVINDA, chapter 11.22.24:
“All his deep-locked emotions broke when he saw Radha’s face, like sea waves cresting when the full moon appears. She saw her passion reach the soul of Hari’s mood—the weight of joy strained his face as love’s ghost haunted him.”
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