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Mahabharata – Kunti and Draupadi£ 160.00 – £ 795.00 BUY
An intimate simplicity characterises the meeting between Mother Kunti and Draupadi. The painting is devoid of any decorative superfluity. Light is the protagonist of this painting. Taking vantage of the plot in which the Pandavas and their Mother Kunti are in disguise as Brahmanas. They were dressed simply and in white. The white drapery dominates all the lighting, framing the rich black regal sari of Princess Draupadi.
Although Maharaja Draupada’s daughter was elegantly dressed she submits herself to the role of respecting her future mother in law. She was promised to be the wife of the five Pandava brothers, but first she needed to be accepted by their mother!
Mahabharata – Save my Honour£ 160.00 – £ 770.00 BUY
Of all the events in the Pandava’s lives, this must be one of the lowest.
Right after having lost the Kingdom and Draupadi’s dignity at the dice contest the Pandavas went into exile in the forest. Krishna saved her honour, by performing a miracle. He provided her unlimited fabric of her sari to prevent her from being disrobed in public.
The nocturnal setting and the light cutting through the darkness, in this moving artwork, contributes to enhance the drama. Krishna consoles Draupadi promising her that everything will be remedied. The desperate face of the woman right in front of the self-effulgent blue God. King Yudhishthira on the right side is the most afflicted, feeling guilty for the big defeat. The painting is in continuity with the “Pandavas were cheated” artwork.
This is the moment when the idea of war mounts seriously although they continued for another 13 year in exile.