One of a series of eight paintings bound in an album. The series are from a 'Baramasa' set or 'Songs of the seasons' providing visual imagery for Baramasa poetry. The main theme is that of nayakas' and nayikas' (lovers) love in union and in separation and their relationship with the months of the year. In this cold month Krishna and Radha are shown seated on a terrace covered with warm shawls, a tray of betelnut near them. The blue skinned Krishna, crowned with a single lotus blossom on a gold crown over an orange turban is resplendent in a gold patterned tunic over gold and orange striped pyjamas leaning on an aquamarine cushion. The starkness of the white architectural setting is broken by green tiled flooring, stairs leading up to a terrace where the lovers sit, green awning, and by richly coloured carpets in blues, yellows and oranges. A man is being massaged by oil in a room off the courtyard, to the right of the picture plane. Another bare chested man awaits his turn in another small room off the courtyard, while two men draped in shawls warm themselves in front of an open fire in the courtyard. The sun is setting in the distant horizon over a yellow landscape indicating the dry winter months. However, the Bundi penchant for greenery and foliage is evident; the artist could not help but include some trees beyond the courtyard walls.
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