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Department
Art History
Course
ARTHIST 1A03
Professor
Neil Mc Kay
Semester
Fall

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Krishna and the Gopis from the Gita Govinda Rajasthan India C15251550 Gouache on PaperKrishnablue figure attached to Vishnu human incarnation of god coming to hang with beautiful women have relationship with a human femaleVishnuimportant godEyecatching bits painted last that sticks up a littleRata is in a blue background indicating that she was jealous because Krishna was hanging out with a bunch of femalesSymbolic convention the stylized hat that Krishna woreIn the 1800s paintings tends to be more naturalistic Indian painting on paper techniquePigments for paints from vegetables and minerals and probably insects called kermesPaper made from cotton and jute fibres pulped mixed with water dried on woven mat then burnishedSketches made with little holes colour painted over stencil to make outlines of dotsThin wash of chalkbased paint to seal itOutlines filled in with thick
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