Much has been written about the undying love between Radha and Her Krishna. The years they spent loving each other in Vrindavan are to this day the subject of devotional art and literature as well as popular imagination. This exquisite brass sculpture captures the divine lovers in a moment of togetherness. They are locked in each other's arms, their fingers on the verge of meeting. Zoom in on the skilfully carved figurines to take in the unusual stance each is in - the neck thrown back, the shoulders slightly closing in, the knees delicately hinged, all of which convey that the lovers are subtly inching closer to each other.
To seek life and something of the the dynamic in static forms of art is habit with us, and it is because of the very quality of dynamicism that this work of art has been handpicked for our collection. On a wide double-lotus pedestal stands the amorous couple in each other's embrace, their ample silks and shringar in keeping with classical Indian iconography. The delicately balanced crowns on their heads seem to be wound around the hair pulled back across the head. A feather sits at the root of Krishna's crown, a singular aspect of His iconography. Note how the superbly lifelike features carved onto their faces convey a composure of sheer bliss of being into each other.
>20.5 inch Height x 11.2 inch Width x 9 inch Depth