The tale of Krishna


Mentioned in many philosophical, theological and mythological texts of India, Krishna could be considered as a god of compassion, love and tenderness. For example, he can appear allegorically in the guise of a facetious child thief of butter, as in the Bhagavata Purana, a comely teenager with a flute charming women of Vrindavan, as in the Bhagavad Geeta, or a counselor and chariot driver for the great warrior Arjuna, his cousin.

As in the Mahabharata. Inspired by Rajput and Paharis miniature paintings, David Balade offers various illustrations of the episodes of the life of Krishna and Rama, using gouaches, pastels and ink on paper.

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