Tree of Life: Kalamkari painting by Sudheer


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Size : Large
Dimensions : H: 57.1inches | W: 34.3inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Cloth

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Sudheer portrays a vibrant and timeless Tree of Life, set against a radiant yellow backdrop that symbolises warmth, light, and positivity. At the heart of the canvas, the Tree of Life stands tall and majestic, its intricate branches reaching out like the outstretched arms of wisdom. The tree is adorned with lush foliage,vibrant blooms, and dainty birds, each delicately painted with the meticulous artistry characteristic of Kalamkari. Below the magnificent tree, on either side, two regal peacocks find their perch. Their graceful forms are captured with intricate Kalamkari patterns, their plumage a symphony of radiant colours against the golden backdrop. The artwork serves as a reminder of the ever-present cycles of life and the profound harmony that surrounds us in the natural world.


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Sudheer is a remarkable first-generation Kalamkari artist in his family. His passion for this traditional art form led him to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, further honing his skills and knowledge.

Sudheer's exceptional dedication and artistic talents have garnered him several prestigious awards and recognitions. In 2007, he received the Andhra Pradesh State Award for his outstanding contributions to Kalamkari. Prior to that, in 2006, he was honored with the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Award, highlighting his significant impact in the field of art. In 2009, he added the Konaseema Chitrakala Parisad Award to his list of accomplishments, further solidifying his position as a prominent Kalamkari artist.

Beyond his accolades, Sudheer's commitment to his craft has led him to participate in numerous art camps, where he can exchange ideas and further enrich his artistic journey. His achievements and involvement in the art community underscore his dedication to preserving and promoting the beauty and cultural significance of Kalamkari art.

 



Kalamkari


Kalamkari is an Indian art form that involves painting or printing on fabric using natural dyes and intricate penwork. In fact, the name "Kalamkari" literally means ‘craftwork done with a pen’. It flourished during the Mughal period and later under the patronage of the Golconda and Coromandel (parts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu) Sultanates in South India. The most prominent centres of Kalamkari today are Srikalahasti (Chittoor District) and Machilipatnam (Krishna District) in Andhra Pradesh. The traditional themes depicted in this art form are the episodes of Hindu mythological epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. The depiction of deities like Ganesha, Rama, Krishna, and Arjuna and common occurrences. Additionally, the rounded face, long big eyes, and detailing of costume and jewelry are all important features of Kalamkari art. Tradition and Legend  One of the most fascinating aspects of Kalamkari is its deep-rooted connection to mythology and folklore. According to legend, this art form originated when Lord Krishna's divine consort, Radha, taught the art of Kalamkari to the women of the ancient village of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Since then, Kalamkari has been passed down through generations, with each artisan adding their unique touch to the tradition. In addition, there is one more popular legend that says, Kalamkari was used to paint the image of Hanuman on the flag of Arjuna's chariot for the Kurukshetra war. Technique and Method  Kalamkari involves a meticulous process that begins with preparing the canvas, usually cotton or silk fabric. Artisans then outline the design using a bamboo or palm stick dipped in fermented jaggery and water solution, known as "kalam," which acts as a natural mordant. Once the outlines are drawn, the fabric is treated with natural dyes extracted from plants, roots, and minerals, such as indigo, madder, and myrobalam to fill in the intricate patterns. The entire process is intricate and time-consuming, requiring immense skill and precision. Harinath N, Sudheerji, and Siva Reddy are some of the master artists practicing the art of Kalamkari.    



Product Details

Title
Tree of Life: Kalamkari painting by Sudheer
Artist
Sudheer
Art Style
Kalamkari
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Large
Dimension
57.1 in(H) X 34.3 in(W)
Themes
Tree of Life, Nature, Birds, Peacock
Color
Red, Yellow, Brown, Orange
Country of Origin
Andhra Pradesh , India

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