<em>Krishna milking a cow</em> (c. 1885) <!-- (recto) --><br />

watercolour, ink and silver paint on paper over charcoal (Kalighat school)<br />
44.8 x 27.8 cm (image and sheet)<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased, 1953<br />
3036B-4<br />



Love and Devotion

Free entry

NGV International

Asian Art Temporary Exhibition, Mezzanine

6 Oct 07 – 16 Mar 08

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 Krishna’s life story in works from across India.