Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Image: Krishna rescues Arjuna

Krishna, Pradyumna, and Arjuna
battle the demon Nikumbha
circa 1820
(Wikimedia: Sotheby's)

You can read more about the demon Nikumbha at Wikipedia.

From the Sotheby's site: "In this climactic battle scene Krishna beheads Nikumbha with his discus, the Sudarshana Chakra, and rescues Arjuna from the demon's clutches. The painting is remarkable for its virtuoso treatment of the narrative, depicting the demon's severed head and torso hurtling through the skies while Arjuna plummets gracefully into Pradyumna's waiting arms below.:


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