National Museum of Korea reveals Krishna, Hindu God of Tenderness and Love

연합뉴스 / 2021-10-13 15:35:25
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▲ This photo, provided by the National Museum of Korea, shows Indian painting of Krishna. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap) 




SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) -- An Indian painting theming "Krishna" known as the God of Tenderness and Love in Hinduism will be exhibited at the National Museum of Korea.

The museum has modified its Indian and South East Asian artworks in the World Art Gallery in the permanent exhibition hall on the 3rd floor and has announced to reveal 5 painting of "Krishna" starting from Wednesday produced at PunjabRajastan state in the North West of India during the 17~19th century.

Krishna is the 8th of the 10 Visnu Gods protecting and preserving the world according to Hinduism and is a popularly loved god in India.

“Krishna’s skin turned blue after drinking poisoned milk during his childhood. As his skin is always painted blue Krishan is easily distinguishable amongst Indian paintings.,” said No Nam-hee liberal arts researcher of the National Museum of Korea.

The researcher also explained that there are three descriptions of Krishna. One describes him as a teenage cow herder hanging out shepherd girls. Another says that he is a playful lover with Rasa. And the other pictures him as the wise advisor in “Bhagaved Gita” of Hindu epic “Mahabharata.”

The pictures on display in the museum portray Krishna as a cow herder, a lover and an advisor as well.

Visitors can closely look into the pictures through the digital kiosk installed in the exhibition hall.

“This is the first time to put five Krishna portraits on display in one place. We will present paintings of India’s various gods one by one,” said the researcher.


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