Collector’s Item Canvas Print of Original Masterpiece “Maanjishtha Raaga” by Mumbiram
“When love appears self-sustaining, self-effulgent, everlasting, ever new, soaring to ever-new heights, it appears bright red like the flower of the Bengal Madder, Manjishtha.”
80 x 110 cm High Quality Canvas Print individually signed by Mumbiram
This is a collector’s item and you will get your Rasa Masterpiece individually signed by Artist Mumbiram.
Rasa Appreciation of original masterpiece “Maanjishtha Raaga” by Mumbiram
(Charcoal with Watercolour and Gold Leaf, 1990, Mumbiram)
Raaga or attachment between lovers is quite a contradiction. Even a thorny rocky wilderness in blazing sun appears like a bed of cool lotuses when you are waiting for Beloved. Scandalous false rumours linking you with Beloved appear like hymns of some esoteric ancient sacred texts to you. When attachment is unconditional and secretive it appears blue like a clear crystal sapphire. When attachment makes you drop your worst inhibitions and fills you with heroic courage it appears deep blue. You have fallen in love at very first sight, you have become obsessed, even hearing Beloved’s name gives you the goose-bumps, yet when you come face to face you are stunned like a statue. You appear indifferent! Experts see in such attachment the colour safflower red. When love appears self-sustaining, self-effulgent, everlasting, ever new, soaring to ever-new heights, it appears bright red like the flower of the Bengal Madder, Manjishtha.
The misty eyed day-dreaming Manjishtha Gopi here appears to be hugging a golden peacock. Experts say that Radha and Krishna are the real reservoirs of Manjishtha Raaga. In the heights of her excruciating ecstasies of separation from Beloved, Radha sometimes embraced a dark Tamaal tree mistaking it for the dark beautiful Krishna. Great sages consider such ecstatic delusions to be the most relishable state of affairs between Love and Beloved. Such highly exalted state of attachment is called Prema Vivarta state by authorities on Rasa Theory.
Exotic red madder and bright gold leaf in this painting are a potently powerful combination. Yet it doesn’t distract us from the other frugal detail. The green bangles, the dark blouse, the ruby-red ear-studs. She is sporting a peacock feather in her crest. She appears nearly oblivious of the peacock she is hugging. Her face radiates divine bliss.
This is a rare Rasa Masterpiece, a timeless icon. It makes you forget all about Mumbiram and everybody else.
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