Epic Evolution: Ganesha's Life Story Painted by Purusottam Swain


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Dimensions : H: 40(in) by W: 24(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Canvas

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Purusottam Swain's Pattachitra masterpiece captures the divine essence of Lord Ganesha, a symbol of wisdom, prosperity, and the removal of obstacles. With intricate artistry and deep reverence, Swain brings Ganesha's multifaceted persona to life, encircling him with an array of scenes that unveil the profound story of his incarnation. At the heart of the composition stands Lord Ganesha, whose form exudes a majestic yet approachable aura. Swain's skillful technique captures the intricate details of Ganesha's iconic elephant head, his gentle eyes reflecting a sense of benevolence and cosmic wisdom. Surrounding Ganesha, a series of scenes from his life cascade like chapters of a sacred tale. Swain's dedication to storytelling is evident, as each scene is brought to life with meticulous attention to detail. The Pattachitra's intricate composition invites viewers to explore each section and each vignette of Ganesha's journey. Swain's attention to detail is showcased in the nuanced expressions of characters, the vibrant portrayal of landscapes, and the seamless transitions between different moments. This Pattachitra painting serves as a visual tapestry that unfolds the layers of Lord Ganesha's narrative.


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    Artist

    Purusottam

    Purusottam Swain blue-tick

    Hailing from the village of Raghurajpur (the heritage village of Pattachitra artists), Purusottam Swain is a young 26 year old generational Pattachitra artist who has been painting for the last 40 years since he was in the 4th standard. He has learnt from his father who was also a Pattachitra artist. His work is coveted by patrons across the world, he has received a certificate of appreciation by the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath and been a part of many events like the Bharat Lok Parv.

    The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Originally from Odisha, Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological in depiction. More than anything, the themes are clearly the essence of the art form, conceptualising the meaning of the paintings.



    Pattachitra


    Of Painted Temples As the scorching summer sun rises on the day of Snana Punam, the priests of the Lord Jagannatha temple in Puri, Odisha, take the idols out for their ritualistic bath with 108 pots of water. But, as the tale goes, this caused the gods to catch fever and they needed to take rest to recover! During this fortnight of rest, known as Anasar, the Mahapatra chitrakars (or artists of the village) create an intricately adorned painting of the Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra, and Maa Subadhra so that devotees could continue to offer their prayers. These traditional paintings (chitra), created on fabric (patta) turned into canvas using natural gum and chalk are popularly known as Pattachitra. Since the 12th Century AD, the Pattachitra paintings flourished in the temple town of Puri, with skilled chitrakars adorning canvases, temple walls, and walls of homes during marriages and other festive occasions with detailed artwork. Heroic tales of gods and goddesses from the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana are painted in bold colours of red, white, and yellow with a distinctive style of sharp fish-like eyes, lyrical swaying bodies, and dots adorning the canvas like jewels and stars sprayed across. Ornate borders of flowers and carved pillars emulate the temple sculpture motifs of Odisha. The elaborately fashioned imagery of the Pattachitra paintings that originated in the small village of Raghurajpur, Odisha, are now appreciated across the world. Steeped in ancient Indian mythological culture and classical romances, with vibrant colours and outstanding craftsmanship, Pattachitra has become a distinct art form that has captured our imagination. Here are some beautifully handcrafted Pattachitra paintings and products



    Product Details

    Title
    Epic Evolution: Ganesha's Life Story Painted by Purusottam Swain
    Vendor
    Purusottam Swain
    Art Style
    Pattachitra
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    40 in(H) X 24 in(W)
    Themes
    Ganesha, Hindu, Mythology
    Color
    Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, Black
    Country of Origin
    Odisha, India
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