Sacred Maternity: Uttam Chitrakar's Kalighat Vision of Parvati


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Uttam Chitrakar portrays a captivating tableau that encapsulates the eternal bond between a mother and her son, as well as the richness of Hindu mythology.At the heart of the painting, Goddess Parvati is portrayed, the divine consort of Lord Shiva, and the embodiment of grace, beauty, and maternal love. She is depicted in all her celestial glory, her serene countenance radiating compassion. In her arms, she cradles her beloved son, Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and auspicious beginnings. Ganesha gazes at his mother with a mixture of affection and innocence, embodying the purity of a child's love.Uttam Chitrakar's artistic prowess is evident in the intricate details that adorn this masterpiece. The vibrant colors breathe life into the divine figures, and every brushstroke seems to convey a story of its own.It serves as a reminder of the profound and enduring values that this ancient art form continues to convey to generations.


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    Artist

    Uttam

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    Uttam Chitrakar, born in 1991, is a remarkable Kalighat artist whose creative journey began under the guidance of his father. His artistic prowess flourished further through the teachings of his family members. Specializing in the Kalighat style, Uttam Ji skillfully captures the essence of Babu Culture in his works.

    In 2018, he earned recognition as an Ojas Art Protégé Artist, showcasing his commitment to excellence. Uttam's artworks have graced prestigious institutions such as Chitrakala Parishad in Bengaluru, IGNCA in Delhi, Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, and the Crafts Museum in Delhi. His ability to breathe life into the Kalighat tradition is truly commendable, making him a notable figure in the realm of Indian art. Uttam Chitrakar Instagram

    Kalighat


    The Kalighat paintings developed in the 19th century in the Bengal presidency. The travelling scroll painters or the patuas had been practising folk art of Pattachitra. The new manners and customs of the British settlers, the revivalist exercises of the Mughal and theatres as well as the use of Sanskrit on stage was absorbed by the rural artists who had migrated to Calcutta and developed it into a popular urban genre. The period of Kalighat paintings coincides with the age of mechanical reproduction in the form of woodcut, lithography, oleography and printing. These developments had caused mass consumption of imagery in the urban cities and Kalighat was a response to it. The Kalighat painters interacted with the colonial paintings and began the use of water colours, shaded figures, folio-sized mill made papers. They absorbed the role of the western theatre performances and the art schools which developed the unique stylistic features of the Kalighat paintings as we know them today. More here on our blog.



    Product Details

    Title
    Sacred Maternity: Uttam Chitrakar's Kalighat Vision of Parvati
    Vendor
    Uttam Chitrakar
    Art Style
    Kalighat
    Medium
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    22 in(H) X 14 in(W)
    Themes
    Parvati, Ganesha, Hindu, Mythology
    Color
    Orange, Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green
    Country of Origin
    West Bengal, India
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