Wildlife in Kalamkari by K. Lakshminarayan


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Size : Large
Dimensions : H: 42 inches | W: 52 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Cloth

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This captivating Karuppur Kalamkari painting by K. Lakshminarayan presents a vibrant and dynamic tableau of wildlife, rendered in rich, earthy tones. The artwork is a celebration of nature, showcasing a diverse array of animals such as tigers, wild boars, elephants, deers, to name a few, set against a bold red background. The entire composition is intricately detailed, with each creature depicted in motion, surrounded by a tapestry of flora. The painting is framed with an ornate border featuring repetitive floral motifs in primary colours.
The artist's meticulous brushwork is evident in the fine lines and detailed patterns that define each animal and plant. The depiction of animals in close proximity and motion suggests a harmonious coexistence and conveys a sense of vitality and energy, symbolizing the dynamic and ever-changing nature of the wild. Overall, this painting is a vivid celebration of nature, depicting the diversity and beauty of wildlife, rendered through the kalam of exquisite kalamkari art form.


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    Kalamkari


    Kalamkari is an Indian art form that involves painting or printing on fabric using natural dyes and intricate penwork. In fact, the name "Kalamkari" literally means ‘craftwork done with a pen’. It flourished during the Mughal period and later under the patronage of the Golconda and Coromandel (parts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu) Sultanates in South India. The most prominent centres of Kalamkari today are Srikalahasti (Chittoor District) and Machilipatnam (Krishna District) in Andhra Pradesh. The traditional themes depicted in this art form are the episodes of Hindu mythological epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. The depiction of deities like Ganesha, Rama, Krishna, and Arjuna and common occurrences. Additionally, the rounded face, long big eyes, and detailing of costume and jewelry are all important features of Kalamkari art. Tradition and Legend  One of the most fascinating aspects of Kalamkari is its deep-rooted connection to mythology and folklore. According to legend, this art form originated when Lord Krishna's divine consort, Radha, taught the art of Kalamkari to the women of the ancient village of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Since then, Kalamkari has been passed down through generations, with each artisan adding their unique touch to the tradition. In addition, there is one more popular legend that says, Kalamkari was used to paint the image of Hanuman on the flag of Arjuna's chariot for the Kurukshetra war. Technique and Method  Kalamkari involves a meticulous process that begins with preparing the canvas, usually cotton or silk fabric. Artisans then outline the design using a bamboo or palm stick dipped in fermented jaggery and water solution, known as "kalam," which acts as a natural mordant. Once the outlines are drawn, the fabric is treated with natural dyes extracted from plants, roots, and minerals, such as indigo, madder, and myrobalam to fill in the intricate patterns. The entire process is intricate and time-consuming, requiring immense skill and precision. Harinath N, Sudheerji, and Siva Reddy are some of the master artists practicing the art of Kalamkari.    



    Product Details

    Title
    Wildlife in Kalamkari by K. Lakshminarayan
    Artist
    K. Lakshminarayan
    Art Style
    Kalamkari
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Large
    Dimension
    42 in(H) X 52 in(W)
    Themes
    Animal
    Color
    Blue, Yellow, Multicoloured
    Country of Origin
    Andhra Pradesh , India

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