Basohli Paintings, the paintings from Himalayan range of mountains. If the small town in Northern India, in
Basohli Style of Painting
Basohli paintings are like another name of the style of paintings which are painted with vigorous use of primary colours and a peculiar facial formula, the style of painting that prevailed in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The era of Basohli paintings starts from the time of Raja Kirpal that ruled in northern Indian state in late seventeen century. It is believed that the
The Indian mythology, God and Goddesses of Hindu Religion, and sometimes lifestyle of Indian Kings: these were the subjects painted by the Basohli painters. In the above painting of Lord Ganesha we can see the imaginative artistic style of the artists working under
The devotional love of Radha and Krisnha was unique. The artists in India would love to paint Lord Krisha. Here the Basohali artist has also painted the lover couple. This subject of painting Radha and Krishna has been used by the artists working in other schools of paintings in India, too. The Pahari, Kangra, Phad, Tanjore, and Deccan painters would love to paint the mythological subjects and the characters narrated in the scriptures of Hindu religion. The artists belonging to the school of Mughal Miniatures had used this subject of Radhan and Krishna extensively.
Radha and Lord Krishna in discussion. (Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons)