Vishnu with Sridevi and Bhudevi

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Size: 17.5 x 15.5 inches
Medium: Mysore Painting


Mysore Painting is a classical South Indian style of painting, that is similar to Tanjore painting. While its origin dates back to the late 16th century, the art form really flourished under the patronage of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodiyar III in the 18th-19th centuries. Mysore paintings are characterized by delicate lines, intricate brush strokes, graceful delineation of figures and the use of lustrous gold leaf. They typically depict Hindu gods and goddesses, or elaborate scenes from Indian mythology.
This old Mysore painting depicts Lord Vishnu, the preserver and protector of all creation, with his two lady consorts, Sridevi and Bhudevi by his side. Both of them are forms of Lakshmi. Bhudevi represents the material world or energy, and hence is called Mother Earth, while Sridevi represents the spiritual world.