Splendour of Lord Natraj:Bengal Pattachitra painting by Manoranjan Chitrakar


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Dimensions : H: 48(in) | W: 29(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Handmade Paper

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Manoranjan Chitrakar portrays the majestic Lord Shiva as Nataraja, the cosmic dancer, performing the divine dance of creation, preservation, and destruction. Against a soft, captivating pink background, the artwork exudes a sense of ethereal beauty and spiritual transcendence. Lord Shiva, the Supreme Deity, stands tall with his right foot firmly planted on the figure of Apsmara, a symbol of ignorance and illusion. His iconic cosmic dance, known as the Tandava, is a mesmerising display of grace, power, and divine significance. His matted hair flows freely, emphasising his transcendental nature. The depiction of Lord Shiva as Nataraja is a celebration of his role as the Lord of Dance and the master of the eternal cosmic rhythm. The presence of Apsmara beneath his foot symbolises the suppression of ignorance and the triumph of wisdom and enlightenment. The artwork's exquisite details and the harmonious blend of Lord Shiva's grace against the pink backdrop make it a visual masterpiece, paying homage to both tradition and the deep spiritual significance of the subject matter.


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Artist

Manoranjan

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"In West Bengal, the word chitrakar refers to pattachitra painters. We have taken Chitrakar as our last name for hundreds of years" says Manoranjan aka Manu Chitrakar, who has been painting for 30 years since the age of 15. He enjoys depicting societal themes in his works. Manuji has travelled across India, as well as to Sweden and Paris. The Bengal Pattachitra is a visual and oral art tradition practised by West Bengal's Patuas or Chitrakars. Patua painters, who are Muslim by faith, represent a distinct and secular art history. They make a living by painting and singing stories from Hindu mythology, local folklore, Sufi tradition, and modern issues. Though the origins of the Patua tradition have been difficult for art historians to trace, some suggest the oral form dates back to the 10th or 11th century CE. The physical evidence of a scroll, on the other hand, does not occur until the 18th century CE.

 



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 a unique and secular art tradition. They earn their livelihood by telling stories from Hindu Mythology, local folklores, Sufi tradition and contemporary themes through paintings and songs. Though the origin of the Patua tradition has been difficult to trace for art historians, some claim the oral form goes back all the way to the 10th or 11th century CE!



Product Details

Title
Splendour of Lord Natraj:Bengal Pattachitra painting by Manoranjan Chitrakar
Vendor
Manoranjan Chitrakar
Art Style
Bengal PattachitraKalighat
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
48 in(H) X 29 in(W)
Themes
Shiva, Hindu, Mythology
Color
Brown, Orange, Black, Red, Green
Country of Origin
West Bengal, India
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