Krishna paintings

9 months ago by jagat pavitram in Special Category A

Hare Krishna, Guru Maharaj

Please accept my humble obeisances,

All Glories to Srila Prabhupada,


I am taking as a reference the style of Krishna art images, and I have some questions: Do you believe that Krishna art images were adapted so that Westerners can better understand the pastimes? 


HpS - Don't know, AGTSP!! paoho.... details, but I read that Srila Prabhupada said that the Temple Deities should have features like the local people.

Since Srila Prabhupada was "pascatya desa tarine", seem he might have aimed the art at "Western" people!

Lot of variety of style in the BBT art.



Is it a sin or a serious mistake to make modifications to the skin color and hair color of the characters from the Srimad Bhagavatam? 


HpS - Hmmm. Same as above. To me seems best to just follow the BBT art general things like this.


I ask these questions because in SB 8.22.13, it indicates that Prahlad Maharaj had dark skin: "whose dark body had the black hue of eye cosmetics." 


HpS - This might be something that the artists specifically asked of Srila Prabhupada and then the skin color in the BBT art was what he wanted.


When Dhruva Maharaj was picked up by the Vishnudhutas, did he ascend in his two-armed form or his four-armed form, similar to Vishnu? (https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/4/12/29/) In Krishna Art, Dhruva is depicted with golden skin, black hair, and two arms. 


HpS - Same as above. Follow BBT art in this case.


I wish to know how flexible I should be when creating images using Artificial Intelligence


Thank you very much

Jagat Pavitram das


HpS - I think your audience, Hispanomerican is basically the same as the USA audience that Srila Prabhupada was giving the BBT art too. So can keep same basic features and complexions, no? In Beijing, maybe use oriental features, like the Princess in the Moon, for Srimati Radha and Gopis.


Thank you!!!