Bengal Pattachitra

The Bengal Pattachitra is a visual and oral art tradition practised by the Patuas or Chitrakars of West Bengal. Islamic by faith, Patua artists represent... Read More

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Ganesha, handpainted in Kalighat style by Manoranjan Chitrakar-
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Lakshmi Narayan, handpainted in Kalighat style by Manoranjan Chitrakar-
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THE GODDESS: BENGAL PATTACHITRA PAINTING BY MANORANJAN CHITRAKAR-
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Saraswati, Kalighat Art
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Kalighat Painting for Sale
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The reader, Kalighat Art
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Memsahib, Kalighat Art
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Shiva Parvati : BENGAL PATTACHITRA PAINTING
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Krishna : BENGAL PATTACHITRA PAINTING
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THE GODDESS "Lakshmi Pecha" : BENGAL PATTACHITRA PAINTING
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THE GODDESS: BENGAL PATTACHITRA PAINTING
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My Cat and I, Kalighat Art by Bapi Chitrakar-Paintings by Master Artists
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Babu, Kalighat Art
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My Dog and I, Kalighat Art
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The Musician, Kalighat Art by Bapi Chitrakar-Paintings by Master Artists
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Lady with a Lantern, Kalighat Art
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Literally meaning a ‘painting done on cloth’, Pattachitra mainly hails from the state of Odisha.
Historically, Pattachitra came into existence in order to depict Lord Jagannath’s tales. Krishna’s leelas have been an important motif for the paintings as well. Thus, the main themes of Pattachitra revolve around religious narratives, mythological stories and folktales. The artiste caste of Odisha, the Mahapatras or Maharanas originally began to engage themselves in this art.
The main themes of Pattachitra revolve around religious narratives, mythological stories and folktales.
Before the actual process of painting even begins, the artist has to start with the preparation of the canvas on which the painting will take place: the cloth. The cloth is coated with the stone powder of chalk and glue made using tamarind seeds. This is done to give it a soft, smooth finish, making it strong and semi absorbent for the paint. A rough sketch of the painting is then made using a brush. The colours to be used majorly in the painting are further applied- they consist of yellow,black, white and red. All these colours are naturally sourced- Red from the shingle stone, Yellow from haritala stone, White from crushed, boiled, and filtered shells and Black is prepared out of lampblack. After the colours are filled in, the artists use a black brush to create fine strokes for the finishing. To make the painting durable and water resistant, it is held over a charcoal fire and lacquer is applied to the surface.
The colours majorly used are yellow,black, white and red. All these colours are naturally sourced- Red from the shingle stone, Yellow from haritala stone, White from crushed, boiled, and filtered shells and Black is prepared out of lampblack.

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