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Mahabharata – Karna and Kunti£ 155.00 – £ 635.00 BUY
This is one of the most moving scenes in the Mahabharata, the moment when Mother Kunti reveals to Karna that he is her first son and therefore the eldest of the Pandava brothers.
Karna is the secret son of Kunti Devi and Surya, the Sun God. On the banks of the Yamuna River, Kunti reveals to Karna the truth about the intimate kinship between them. Their encounter is one of the most poignant moments in the Mahabharata epic, so many sentiments involved in this scene, only piety collecting them all.
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 – Kunti and Surya£ 150.00 – £ 650.00 BUY
One of the most nuanced and inspiring characters in the Mahabharata would be that of Kunti. Her story arc has several layers and her complex childhood and her yearning to be loved all have a purpose.
The secret meeting of Surya, the sun god, depicted in this artwork, with the young Kunti that led to the birth of Karna displays her naivety. The social and psychological barriers make it impossible to reveal her surreptitious pregnancy. A young mother forced to conceal her new born baby by placing him in a basket and entrusting him to the waters of the Yamuna River.
The sunlight is absolutely protagonist in the painting and highlights the predominant narrative and artistic element.
Mahabharata – Towards Badrika Ashram£ 160.00 – £ 785.00 BUY
Brotherhood and love were such that all the brothers and divine Mother Kunti walked a very long trip to the Himalayan mountains to reach a sacred site called Badrika Ashram. Their brother Arjuna was waiting for them there, after so many adventures that lead him even as far as heavenly planets to meet his father Lord Indra – the King of the Gods. He also received boons, such as the legendary bowl that you can see in detail in another painting.
The landscaping, the heavenly and gorgeous view, the small characters, enhance the mystery of the invisible and the spirit of adventurous life.