MODERN MEERA | Artist : Jacob Philip
Modern Meera is a modern replication of Meera, a Rajput Princess who lived her life in deep devotion of Lord Krishna. Here the artist Jacob Philip has tried to depict what Meera would look like in the present age. The painting raises questions of the influence of technology and globalization on the world in the 21st century. But even in his modernistic approach, he has managed to capture the devotion and commitment Meera held for Krishna. The symbolism is evident by her dress which is made out of peacock feathers – a distinct feather of Lord Krishna. Philip employs vibrant colours and his use of tonality of colour brings depth to the painting.