Nayaka in Kangra by Poonam Katoch


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Dimensions : H: 12 | W: 8 inch

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In Poonam Katoch's Kangra painting a captivating portrayal unfolds as a Nayaka, draped in vibrant traditional attire, eagerly awaits her lover. This artwork is a splendid example of Kangra painting, a distinctive form of Pahadi miniature art originating from the picturesque Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
Kangra miniatures, with their roots deeply embedded in the Pahadi culture, showcase a unique blend of elegance and emotion. This painting captures the essence of love and anticipation, reminiscent of the delicate emotions often depicted in Mughal miniatures. The influence of Mughal art is evident in the intricate detailing and nuanced expressions of the characters.
The artist, Poonam Katoch, skillfully employs cool tone colors to evoke a serene atmosphere. Shades of blues and greens dominate the palette, creating a soothing backdrop for the romantic narrative. The use of cool tones not only reflects the Kangra region's natural beauty but also enhances the emotional subtleties within the composition.
The meticulous detailing in the painting is a hallmark of Kangra miniatures. Intricate designs adorn the Nayaka's attire and the surrounding elements, adding depth and visual appeal. Every brushstroke contributes to the overall harmony of the composition, showcasing the artist's expertise in this traditional art form.


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    Poonam Katoch, a talented artist from Kangra, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, has been passionately immersed in her craft since 2007. Self-taught and driven by her love for Kangra art, she has been actively involved in promoting this traditional art form through her work with the Kangra Arts Promotion Society, an NGO based in Himachal Pradesh.

    Poonam's dedication to her art led her to participate in various festivals and events across the country, including the Geeta Kala Parv in Kurukshetra and International Women's Day celebrations in Goa. Her achievements include receiving a state award for miniature painting, showcasing her talent and skill at Lalit Kala Academy in Delhi, and the New Parliament project.

    She finds joy in working on diverse mediums, from wood and sarees to leather bags and tea coasters, all adorned with her exquisite Kangra paintings. Poonam's passion for her craft is evident in her preference for themes like Geet-Govind and her ability to find inspiration from nature, which fuels her creativity daily.

    While she currently promotes her work through her Twitter handle, Poonam aspires to reach greater heights in her career, with her sights set on applying for national awards. Her commitment to her art is unwavering, as she finds inspiration and motivation in the everyday beauty of the world around her, ensuring a continuous flow of creativity and innovation in her work.



    Kangra Art


    Amid the natural beauty of the Kangra valley, Pahari painting developed into an art of great charm and delicacy under the influence of its own early traditions as well as refined Guler and Mughal styles. In the late 18th Kangra became the most powerful hill state, under Raja Sansar Chand the Kangra art flourished. The most significant topic in contemporary paintings is still love—historical and mythical love stories are brilliantly depicted in paintings like Radha Krishna. The paintings are extremely detailed, revealing not just the main figures but also surroundings filled with carefully painted trees, flowers, and other kinds of life. They truly are poetry in their core.



    Product Details

    Title
    Nayaka in Kangra by Poonam Katoch
    Artist
    Poonam Katoch
    Art Style
    Kangra Art
    Medium
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    12 in(H) X 8 in(W)
    Themes
    Nature
    Color
    White, Green, Multicoloured
    Country of Origin
    Himachal Pradesh, India

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