Garden of Memories in Kalighat Painting by Bapi Chitrakar


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Dimensions : H: 11.8 (in) by W: 9.2 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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Refined artist Bapi Chitrakar portrays a couple taking a leisurely stroll in a garden, their arms lovingly wrapped around each other. The garden, with its lush greenery and vibrant blooms, provides a picturesque backdrop to their romantic outing. The artist's attention to detail captures the serene and refreshing atmosphere of the natural world, contrasting beautifully with the contemporary twist added to the scene. The couple's embrace, coupled with the act of taking a selfie, portrays a shared and cherished moment of togetherness. It captures the essence of capturing moments and memories, symbolizing the contemporary way in which we express and share our affections. This artwork is a playful and endearing portrayal of love in the digital age, where technology becomes an integral part of our shared experiences and memories, allowing the viewers to relish and share the beauty of love in new and innovative ways.


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    Bapi Chitrakar, a seasoned artist since childhood, hails from a lineage deeply rooted in artistry. Embracing Islamic faith, Patua artists like Bapi Chitrakar exemplify a distinct, inclusive artistic tradition. They breathe life into narratives from Hindu Mythology, local folklore, Sufi wisdom, and contemporary themes through the mesmerizing fusion of paintings and songs. While tracing the exact origins of Patua tradition poses a challenge, some believe its oral form dates back to the 10th or 11th century CE, with tangible scrolls emerging in the 18th century CE. Embark on a vibrant journey through history and culture with Bapi Chitrakar's captivating creations!



    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
    Garden of Memories in Kalighat Painting by Bapi Chitrakar
    Artist
    Bapi Chitrakar
    Art Style
    Kalighat
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    11.8 in(H) X 9.2 in(W)
    Themes
    Couple, Folk Art
    Color
    Orange, Green, Brown, Multicoloured
    Country of Origin
    West Bengal, India

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