Uttam Chitrakar's Artistic Journey: A Kalighat Painting Tale


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Dimensions : H: 28(in) by W: 22(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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Uttam Chitrakar portrays the timeless tale of Lord Shri Krishna and the mischievous lesson he imparted to the devoted gopis. In this captivating Kalighat painting, the central narrative revolves around Lord Krishna's playful antics. It was a mere pastime for the divine Lord to test and teach the gopis, a group of young and ardent devotees who loved Shri Krishna intensely. Uttam Chitrakar's Kalighat painting masterfully captures this scene, portraying Lord Krishna's divine playfulness and the gopis' astonishment. The colours burst with vibrancy, reflecting the emotions of love, surprise, and mirth that permeate the narrative. The exquisite detailing and intricate brushwork transport viewers into this cherished moment from Hindu mythology, reminding them of the eternal bond between devotees and the divine. They breathe life into age-old stories, ensuring that the lessons and wisdom they carry remain relevant and captivating for generations to come.


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    Artist

    Uttam

    Uttam Chitrakar blue-tick

    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


    The Kalighat paintings developed in the 19th century in the Bengal presidency. The travelling scroll painters or the patuas had been practising folk art of Pattachitra. The new manners and customs of the British settlers, the revivalist exercises of the Mughal and theatres as well as the use of Sanskrit on stage was absorbed by the rural artists who had migrated to Calcutta and developed it into a popular urban genre. The period of Kalighat paintings coincides with the age of mechanical reproduction in the form of woodcut, lithography, oleography and printing. These developments had caused mass consumption of imagery in the urban cities and Kalighat was a response to it. The Kalighat painters interacted with the colonial paintings and began the use of water colours, shaded figures, folio-sized mill made papers. They absorbed the role of the western theatre performances and the art schools which developed the unique stylistic features of the Kalighat paintings as we know them today. More here on our blog.



    Product Details

    Title
    Uttam Chitrakar's Artistic Journey: A Kalighat Painting Tale
    Vendor
    Uttam Chitrakar
    Art Style
    Kalighat
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    28 in(H) X 22 in(W)
    Themes
    Krishna, Hindu, Mythology
    Color
    Blue, Pink, Yellow, Brown, Green
    Country of Origin
    West Bengal, India
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