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Radha Krishna is a Hindu deity. Krishna is an Avatar of Vishnu, is often referred as svayam bhagavan in Gaudiya Vaishnavism theology and Radha is a young woman, a gopi who is Krishna's supreme beloved. With Krishna, Radha is acknowledged as the Supreme Goddess, for it is said that she controls Krishna with Her love. It is believed that Krishna enchants the world, but Radha "enchants even Him. Therefore She is the supreme goddess of all.
Krishna in Vrindavana is sometimes depicted with Radha standing on his left, on whose bosom sits Laksmi, such as Krishna with Gopis - Indian painting from Smithsonian Institution.
It is a not uncommon feature of Hinduism when worship of a pair rather than one personality constitutes worship of God, such is worship of Radha Krishna. Traditions worshiping Krishna, as svayam bhagavan, who is male, include reference and veneration to his Radha, who is worshiped as supreme. It's an accepted view that union of Radha and Krishna may indicate the union of Sakti with the Saktiman, and this view exists well outside of orthodox Vaishnavism or Krishnaism.
The tradition and methods of Indian cliff painting gradually evolved throughout many thousands of years - there are multiple locations found with prehistoric Indian art. Their use has continued in some areas into historic times. The many caves and grottos found there contain primitive tools and decorative rock paintings in India that reflect the ancient tradition of human interaction with their landscape, an interaction that continues to this day. The oldest frescoes of historical period have been preserved in Ajanta Caves from 2nd century BC. Despite climatic conditions that tend to work against the survival of older Indian paintings such as Radha Krishna subjects, in total there are known more than 20 locations in India with paintings and traces of former Indian art of ancient and early medieval times (up to 8th - 10th century AD).
Indian Art is the visual art produced on the Indian subcontinent from about the 3rd millennium BC to modern times. To viewers schooled in the Western tradition, Indian art may seem overly ornate and sensuous; appreciation of its refinement comes only gradually, as a rule. Voluptuous feeling is given unusually free expression in Indian culture. A strong sense of design is also characteristic of Indian painting and can be observed in its modern as well as in its traditional forms.
Indian art can be classified into specific periods each reflecting particular religious, political and cultural developments.
Mughal Indian painting in miniatures on paper developed very quickly in the late 16th century from the combined influence of the existing miniature tradition and artists trained in the Persian miniature tradition imported by the Mughal Emperor's court. New ingredients in the Indian art style were much greater realism, especially in portraits, and an interest in animals, plants and other aspects of the physical world. Miniatures either illustrated books or were single works for muraqqas or albums of Indian painting and Islamic calligraphy. The style gradually spread in the next two centuries to influence Radha Krishna painting on paper in both Muslim and Hindu princely courts, developing into a number of regional styles often called "sub-Mughal", including Kangra painting and Rajput painting, and finally Company painting, a hybrid watercolour style influenced by European art and largely patronized by the people of the British raj..
During the colonial era, Western influences started to make an impact on Indian art. Some Indian artists developed a style that used Western ideas of composition, perspective and realism to illustrate Indian themes.
By the time of Independence in 1947, several schools of Radha Krishna art in India provided access to modern techniques and ideas. Galleries were established to showcase these Indian painters. Modern Indian art typically shows the influence of Western styles, but is often inspired by Indian themes and images. Major artists are beginning to gain international recognition, initially among the Indian diaspora, but also among non- Indian audiences.
The Progressive Artists' Group, established shortly after India became independent in 1947, was intended to establish new ways of expressing India in the post-colonial era.
Also, the increase in the discourse about Indian art, in English as well as vernacular Indian languages, appropriated the way art was perceived in the art schools.
Buddhism is a religion indigenous to the Indian subcontinent that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs, and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning "the awakened one" in Sanskrit and Pāli. The Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent some time between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering through eliminating ignorance by way of understanding and seeing dependent origination and eliminating craving of Radha Krishna and things else, and thus attain the highest happiness, nirvana.
Buddhist art originated on the Indian subcontinent following the historical life of Siddhartha Gautama, 6th to 5th century BC, and thereafter evolved by contact with other cultures as it spread throughout Asia and the world.
Painting Buddha followed believers as the dharma spread, adapted, and evolved in each new host country. It developed to the north through Central Asia and into Eastern Asia to form the Northern branch of Buddhist art, and to the east as far as Southeast Asia to form the Southern branch of paintings Buddha. In India, Buddha art flourished and influenced the development of Hindu art, until Buddhism nearly disappeared in India around the 10th century due in part to the vigorous expansion of Islam alongside Hinduism.
It is interesting to note that the Buddha is an extensively used subject in plastic arts such as sculpture, Indian paintings and literature, but not in music and dance.
The eastern part of Central Asia (Chinese Turkestan (Tarim Basin, Xinjiang) in particular has revealed an extremely rich Serindian art (wall paintings and reliefs in numerous caves, portable paintings on canvas, sculpture, ritual objects), displaying multiple influences from Indian art and Hellenistic cultures. Works of Radha Krishna art reminiscent of the Gandharan style, as well as scriptures in the Gandhari script Kharoshti have been found.
Early buddhist paintings by Chinese Chán monks tended to eschew the meticulous realism of Gongbi painting in favour of vigorous, monochrome paintings, attempting to express the impact of enlightenment through their brushwork.
Connected as they were with the then-unpopular school of Chan Buddhism, their painting of Buddha were discarded and ignored. Some buddhist art survived after being transported to Japan by visiting Zen monks, but the school of Chan painting gradually diminished.
Early in the Qing Dynasty, the so-called Four Monk painters (Zhu Da, Shi Tao, Kun Can and Hong Ren) used their buddhist painting to convey their disapproval of the contemporary political climate. Although they used traditional forms, they moved away from the highly technical Buddha art works popular at the time (exemplified by the Four Wangs) and concentrated on expressive brush stokes and bold colours.
The Goryeo kings of Korea also lavishly sponsored Buddhism and Buddhist art flourished, especially Buddhist paintings and illuminated sutras written in gold and silver ink.
In Japan countless Buddha paintings and sculptures were made, often under governmental sponsorship. Indian, Hellenistic, Chinese and Korean artistic influences blended into an original style characterized by realism and gracefulness. The creation of Japanese Buddhist art was especially rich between the 8th and 13th centuries during the periods of Nara, Heian and Kamakura.
Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951)