Two Musicians in Kalighat by Uttam Chitrakar


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Dimensions : H: 22(in) by W: 14(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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The sheer beauty of an evening spent in the company of music is truly indescribable. The scene of two women lost in their own world, playing a small drum and veena, is one that will stay with you forever. The peaceful and serene atmosphere that surrounds them is truly enchanting. It's no wonder that Uttam Chitrakar chose to capture this moment in his artwork. With his incredible talent, he was able to bring this mesmerizing scene to life and make it accessible to the audience. If you haven't yet experienced the magic of its silent melody, then you're missing out on something truly special.
Kalighat painting is a unique style of Indian art that originated in the 19th century in Kolkata. These paintings are characterized by bold, vibrant colors and intricate detailing. Typically depicting mythological themes, everyday life, and social issues, Kalighat paintings often feature exaggerated facial expressions and dramatic poses. The artists behind these works were known for their skill in capturing emotions and stories with simplicity and elegance. Today, Kalighat paintings are highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts for their historical and cultural significance. This art form continues to be celebrated for its blend of tradition and modernity.


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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
Two Musicians in Kalighat by Uttam Chitrakar
Artist
Uttam Chitrakar
Art Style
Kalighat
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
22 in(H) X 14 in(W)
Themes
Woman
Color
Yellow, White, Multicoloured
Country of Origin
West Bengal, India

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