Maa Saraswati Kalighat Art by Bapi Chitrakar
Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning. She is a part of the tridevi of Saraswati, along with Lakshmi and Parvati. The goddess Saraswati is often depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in pure white, often seated on a white lotus, which symbolises light, knowledge and truth. She not only embodies knowledge but also the experience of the highest reality. Her iconography is typically in white themes from dress to flowers to swan – the colour symbolizing Sattwa Guna or purity, discrimination for true knowledge, insight and wisdom. This is an Oriental themed painting as the subject matter originated from Hindu mythology.
About The Artist : Bapi Chitrakar, has been painting for many years since he was a child and this art has been in his family for generations. In West Bengal, the word chitrakar refers to patachitra painters and the artists there have taken Chitrakar as their last name for hundreds of years.
About The Art: Kalighat paintings are a part of pattachitra paintings originating in West Bengal in the 19th century. Made on paper scrolls, the style got its name due to the thriving settlement of the patuas or cloth-painters around the temples of Kali at Kalighat in Kolkata. There are two types of Kalighat paintings that one can witness, Oriental and Occidental. The Oriental Kalighat paintings such as Rama-Sita, Radha-Krishna, goddess Durga, goddess Laksmi, goddess Annapurna, Hanuman, Shiva and Parvati, among others. Occidental are more contemporary style featuring secular and civil themes like crime, women bathing, the evolving role of men and women in the society since the emphasis on women’s education, the hypocritical lives of the quasi-bourgeois, depictions of the freedom struggle, heroes of the struggle including Rani Lakshmi Bai and Tipu Besides motifs, Kalighat paintings feature the use of basic colours like indigo, blue, black, yellow, red and green due to the predominant use of homemade dyes. Only for ornamentation would artisans use silver and gold.
- Size: 23 by 30 cm
- Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame.
- Handpainted in Kalighat Bengal Pattachitra style on paper.
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• The image shown here is representative to help visualize the painting in a home setting. Price specified is for unframed painting and the painting would be sent without a frame unless specified otherwise in the description.
• All paintings are mostly made to order and take 2-3 weeks
• COD cannot be accepted as a payment option for paintings
• Certificate of Authentication will be provided
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