Transcendent Tranquility: The Ethereal and Eternal Grace of Maa Lakshmi Pattachitra painting by Apindra Swain


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Apindra Swain's Black and White Maa Lakshmi Pattachitra Painting is not just a work of art; it is a gateway to a higher realm, where ancient traditions meet contemporary expression. In this delight-to-eye masterpiece, the serene form of Maa Lakshmi emerges, poised above a blossoming lotus in monochromatic hues, creating a striking contrast against the crimson backdrop. Pattachitra, an ancient and revered art form from Odisha, India, comes alive in this enchanting creation. Every stroke reveals a meticulously hand-painted narrative, showcasing the artist's devotion and craftsmanship. The use of natural colors adds an organic allure, with pigments derived from minerals, plants, and even conch shells, infusing each hue with symbolism and significance. Delicate motifs and intricate patterns adorn the canvas, narrating tales of divine blessings and prosperity. Each element has been thoughtfully crafted, from the lotus symbolizing purity and enlightenment to the crimson backdrop signifying power and vitality. The contrast of black and white invites contemplation, representing the duality of existence and the eternal dance of light and darkness.


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Artist

Apindra
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Apindra Swain is an artist hailing from the Pattachitra-rich village of Raghurajpur, India, where artistic tradition has thrived for generations. Apindra, with deep roots in this cultural legacy, is on an exhilarating journey to reimagine Pattachitra, an ancient art form. From traditional canvases to unconventional items like kettles and bottles, he fearlessly explores the boundaries of this timeless craft. Yet, what sets him apart is his innovative fusion of Pattachitra with the art of calligraphy, creating a mesmerizing blend of old and new that breathes new life into this treasured tradition. Apindra's artistic adventures have carried him across the globe, with exhibitions spanning Hong Kong, Singapore, Mauritius, and various Indian cities. His resounding ambition is to propel the legacy of Pattachitra into a fresh and captivating future, where tradition and innovation intertwine seamlessly. 



Pattachitra


Of Painted Temples As the scorching summer sun rises on the day of Snana Punam, the priests of the Lord Jagannatha temple in Puri, Odisha, take the idols out for their ritualistic bath with 108 pots of water. But, as the tale goes, this caused the gods to catch fever and they needed to take rest to recover! During this fortnight of rest, known as Anasar, the Mahapatra chitrakars (or artists of the village) create an intricately adorned painting of the Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra, and Maa Subadhra so that devotees could continue to offer their prayers. These traditional paintings (chitra), created on fabric (patta) turned into canvas using natural gum and chalk are popularly known as Pattachitra. Since the 12th Century AD, the Pattachitra paintings flourished in the temple town of Puri, with skilled chitrakars adorning canvases, temple walls, and walls of homes during marriages and other festive occasions with detailed artwork. Heroic tales of gods and goddesses from the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana are painted in bold colours of red, white, and yellow with a distinctive style of sharp fish-like eyes, lyrical swaying bodies, and dots adorning the canvas like jewels and stars sprayed across. Ornate borders of flowers and carved pillars emulate the temple sculpture motifs of Odisha. The elaborately fashioned imagery of the Pattachitra paintings that originated in the small village of Raghurajpur, Odisha, are now appreciated across the world. Steeped in ancient Indian mythological culture and classical romances, with vibrant colours and outstanding craftsmanship, Pattachitra has become a distinct art form that has captured our imagination. Here are some beautifully handcrafted Pattachitra paintings and products



Product Details

Title
Transcendent Tranquility: The Ethereal and Eternal Grace of Maa Lakshmi Pattachitra painting by Apindra Swain
Vendor
Apindra Swain
Art Style
Pattachitra
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
19 in(H) X 13 in(W)
Themes
God, Hindu, Religious, Mythology, Lakshmi
Color
Black, Brown, White, Multicoloured, Red
Country of Origin
Odisha, India
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