Krishna
Love and Devotion
BENGALI
Krishna milking a cow (c. 1885)
watercolour and silver paint on paper (over charcoal)
44.8 x 27.8 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1953
3036.2-4

Krishna is one of the most popular of the Hindu gods worshipped throughout Asia and in particular India. The exhibition Krishna: Love and Devotion will explore Krishna iconography, through approximately 70 works including paintings, sculpture, textiles, photography, and jewellery.

The scope of the exhibition includes both historical and contemporary interpretations of Krishna worship and devotion, and explores the narrative of Krisha’s life story in works from across India.


06 Oct 200716 Mar 2008 NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road

Asian Art Temporary Exhibition, Mezzanine, NGVI