Moment of Love in Kalighat by Uttam Chitrakar


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Dimensions : H: 14(in) by W: 11(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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In this Kalighat art by Uttam Chitrakar, we witness a heartwarming scene between two lovers. The woman sits gracefully with her legs crossed, adorned in elegant jewelry, and draped in a soft pink saree, radiating timeless beauty. Meanwhile, her lover, dressed in traditional attire, delicately places a rose flower in her hair, symbolizing their affection and connection. The simplicity and intimacy of the moment are beautifully captured in the artwork, evoking a sense of love and tenderness. The gentle gesture of adorning the woman's hair with a rose flower reflects the man's admiration and care for his beloved. Uttam Chitrakar's skillful use of Khaligat techniques brings life to the scene, with intricate details adding depth and emotion to the portrayal of the couple. The vibrant colors and traditional attire further enhance the charm of the painting, transporting the viewer into a world of love and tradition. This painting not only celebrates the bond between the two but also showcases the rich cultural heritage of Khaligat art. It serves as a timeless reminder of the beauty found in everyday moments of love and connection.



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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


Kalighat painting is a traditional art form that flourished in the vicinity of the Kalighat Kali Temple in Kolkata, India, during the 19th century. It is characterized by its bold lines, vibrant colors, minimal background details, and distinctive style. Jamini Roy was one of the artists greatly influenced by this style. Moreover, the themes of the Kalighat painting range from religious stories to social satires. Goddess Kali, Babu & Bibi, and Cat with the Fish are some of the well-known illustrations in this craft. History and Legend Kalighat painting began as a form of devotional art inspired by the pilgrimage to the Kalighat Temple. Pilgrims sought souvenirs to reminisce about their visits, leading to the creation of budget-friendly, portable artworks. Over time, these paintings evolved into a distinct style, reflecting the cultural and religious ethos of the region. Methods and Techniques Kalighat paintings are known for their simplicity and spontaneity, created using natural pigments on paper or cloth. The artists, known as 'patuas' or 'kalighat painters,' often worked in groups with shared responsibilities of mixing dyes, drawing lines, or filing up the colors. In the search for income, these craftsmen catered to British patrons at one point, incorporating elements of European realism and secular subjects into their craft. The secular subjects like English sahibs riding elephants, wealthy Calcutta babus (liberalists), and fraud sadhus (holy men) succumbing to base desires reflect the social concerns of that period. Decline and Revival The art form of Kalighat declined due to the advent of cheaper wood prints and machine-printed alternatives by the early 20th century. However, in recent decades, efforts have been made to revive the Kalighat painting tradition by artists, government, and art connoisseurs. The combined efforts through exhibitions, and workshops have helped in showcasing the unique identity of Kalighat painting and regain its lost legacy. More here on our blog.  



Product Details

Title
Moment of Love in Kalighat by Uttam Chitrakar
Artist
Uttam Chitrakar
Art Style
Kalighat
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
14 in(H) X 11 in(W)
Themes
Woman, Man, Couple
Color
Pink, White, Multicoloured
Country of Origin
West Bengal, India

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