Gitagovinda in Zurich

Rietberg Museum, Zurich (CH), 24.10.2019-16.02.2020

The Gitagovinda is probably the most famous love story of the 12th century. According to legend, the Hindu god Krishna fell in love with the shepherdess Radha. And as in every good story, there are all kinds of confusion, misunderstandings, crises and finally a happy ending.

The epic was illustrated around 1775 in a detailed series, which today is one of the most famous and precious depictions of Indian painting. The exhibition at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich invites visitors to learn more about this poetic work and to immerse themselves in the story. Both the miniature paintings of the Museum Rietberg – the largest coherent set in the series – and works from other collections are enchanting.

The publication that marks the exhibition also tells the story of the paintings in detail.

arnoldsche Gitagovinda Museum Rietberg Zürich Zurich Krishna Bildepos

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