Portrayal of Lord Vishnu on Sheshnaag: Phad by Kalyan Joshi


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Dimensions : H: 11 (in) by W: 14 (in)
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In the artwork, Phad artist Kalyan Joshi depicts Lord Vishnu seated on Sheshnag (the divine serpent) with devotees around and fish motifs. Lord Vishnu is one of the principal deities in Hinduism and is considered the preserver of the universe. He is often depicted as reclining or seated on the coiled body of Sheshnag, the serpent deity. Sheshnag represents the infinite cosmic space and serves as the divine couch or throne for Lord Vishnu. This portrayal symbolizes Vishnu's supreme authority and control over the entire cosmos. The presence of devotees around Lord Vishnu in Phad art signifies the devotion and reverence that people have for Vishnu as their protector and preserver. The presence of fish motifs alludes to the Matsya Avatar of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu took the form of a fish (Matsya) to save the world from a catastrophic deluge.


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Artist

Kalyan

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Kalyan Joshi's artistic journey commenced when he was just eight years old, as he embarked on a creative voyage under the guidance of his father and revered Guru, Shree Shrilal Joshi. The Joshi family has proudly upheld the rich tradition of Phad artistry for generations.

Kalyan Joshi's contributions to the Phad art form are truly remarkable. His monochromatic interpretations and collaborations with narrative poetry have expanded the horizons of Phad painting, pushing its boundaries beyond conventional norms. His dedication and innovation in the field of Phad painting were duly recognized when he was awarded the prestigious National Award in 2012.

In addition to his artistic endeavors, Kalyan Joshi has also made a significant impact through the establishment of "ANKAN" Kala Sansthan. This initiative has played a pivotal role in introducing Phad paintings to countless young enthusiasts, ensuring the preservation and propagation of this traditional art form for generations to come.



Phad


  The Phad painting tradition is widely prevalent in the western state of Rajasthan. It is a folk heritage which is part of both the tangible and intangible aspects of our heritage. Traditionally, the Phad paintings were religious and seldom done commercially. However, today we see its commercialization as it is not possible for the artists to survive solely on the basis of commissions from religious Phad. There has been no literary record of the development or even the mention of Phad in the court traditions of the provincial courts of Rajasthan. This is because these paintings were not made for artistic purposes but were religious in nature. Phad paintings are the most complex and elaborate of the pictorial devices used for story telling in India. They were traditionally used as movie scrolls, with special emphasis on each scene. They narrated the stories of local folk deities such as Pabuji, Devnarayan, Ramdev pir, Dharamraj, etc. These local heroes are different from each other, but are worshipped because of the similar reason that they have all protected their cattle. The history of Phad paintings date back to 700 years and are of pure indian subcontinental origin. The chitera, or the professional Phad painters developed the art form in the district of Pur, near Bhilwara, Rajasthan. The traditional painters migrated to Shahpura in the 16th century and then to the city of Bhilwara in the 19th century. Find more about this Living Temple Heritage of Bhilwara here 



Product Details

Title
Portrayal of Lord Vishnu on Sheshnaag: Phad by Kalyan Joshi
Vendor
Kalyan Joshi
Art Style
Phad
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
11 in(H) X 14 in(W)
Themes
Vishnu, Hindu, Mythology
Color
Yellow, Red, Off white, Brown
Country of Origin
Rajasthan, India
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