Prabhupada told early ISKCON artists exactly what some vague shastra details looked like, and we have our evidence in ISKCON paintings. So any ambiguity is resolved for us in terms of what Krishna looks like, dresses, and so on. Am I so mistaken about this?
This argument quickly breaks down. Prabhupada approved many paintings with features that are different from Shastra. Here are a few examples:
1. ISKCON art has a dark-haired Narada. The Bhagavatam says he is blond.
2. ISKCON art has a dark-haired Indra. The Rg Veda says he is blond.Read more...