- Figurative Paintings
- IX Paintings
- Udderlesque: Kamadhenu
14.5" x 26", oil on board, free shipping in the continental United States. Custom frame included. Two frame options available: 1. hand crafted, olive wood frame with black patina or 2. Antique-style embellished gold frame shown in last image. Please contact us with any questions or to see images of olive wood frame. This is an original painting. There is only one available.
Udderlesque – Kamadhenu
In Hindu Mythology Kamadhenu was the divine cow and was believed to be the mother of all cows. She was the miraculous cow of plenty who could grant any wish to the true seeker and give her owner whatever he desired. Kamadhenu appeared on earth as one of the precious things that were brought to light in the “Churning of the Ocean”.
This is based on Jean August Dominique Ingres’ “La Grande Odalisque” (slave) painted in Rome in 1814. You will also find elements of Ingres’ later unfinished version “Odalisque Grisaille”.
When I was five, an old Greek icon painter invited me to create in his studio and became a friend for life. He was the consummate storyteller with a never-ending supply of ancient myths and folktales to captivate anyone within earshot. He gave me his love for the Greek Isles, tradition and mythology. He was one of the most wonderful people I have ever known and it is to him I dedicate this series. ~ Colin Poole