Temptations of the Kitchen: A Kalighat Painting of Culinary Delights by Sonali Chitrakar


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Temptations of the Kitchen: A Kalighat Painting of Culinary Delights Sonali Chitrakar blue-tick
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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 22(in) by W: 14(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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Sonali Chitrakar showcases a woman adorned in a subtle shade of traditional attire and intricate jewellery, accentuating her allure and adding depth to the painting. With deft brushstrokes, the artist captures the intricate details of her clothing, adorned with vibrant colors and delicate patterns, highlighting the richness of her cultural heritage. As she tends to the ingredients for the cooking, a simmering pot is placed on the stove. The cat, with its attentive gaze and poise beside her, adds a touch of playfulness as it patiently waits for a chance to savor the culinary delight. This painting is a testament to the artist's talent in portraying intricate details, evoking a sense of familiarity, warmth, and cultural appreciation.


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    Artist

    Sonali

    Sonali Chitrakar blue-tick

    Sonali Chitrakar is an artist who has been immersed in her craft since the tender age of seven, learning from her parents in a rich tradition that has been passed down through generations. Her artistic journey is a family affair, with her husband, mother, father, sister, and in-laws all contributing their skills and creativity.
    She finds inspiration in diverse projects, including Ramayana, Mahabharat, tribal art, and depictions of songs in paintings, particularly favoring larger canvases.
    Sonali's artistry encompasses a wide range of themes, from machli ki shaadi and chidiya to Kalighat painting, Chandimangal, Radha Krishna, and even contemporary topics like 9/11 and COVID-related stories. She seeks to convey meaning and messages in her art, both old and new, day-to-day and traditional.
    Despite language barriers when traveling abroad, Sonali is determined to continue her artistic journey. For her, it's not just tradition; it's a means of earning a livelihood. Her hope for the future is to gain recognition as a prominent artist, receiving awards and platforms to showcase her talent to a wider audience.



    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
    Temptations of the Kitchen: A Kalighat Painting of Culinary Delights by Sonali Chitrakar
    Vendor
    Sonali Chitrakar
    Art Style
    Kalighat
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    22 in(H) X 14 in(W)
    Themes
    Woman, Folk Art, Cat
    Color
    Orange, Blue, Cream, Black, White, Multicoloured
    Country of Origin
    West Bengal, India
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