Seven stages in the painting process
This work originated from Puri, one of the chief religious centres and pilgrimage sites in India. Produced as souvenirs for pilgrims to the Temple of Jagannath and used for worship in house shrines. Pilgrim paintings typically portray the main deities enshrined at the Temple-Jagannath with his brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra. This work illustrates the blue child Krishna with his older brother Balarama and their mother. It is a record of the process used by the chitrakar, temple painter.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, November 1996
late 20th century
pigment on 'pati' canvas
19.0 x 76.0 cm sight; 23.4 x 88.0 x 3.7 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display