Transcendental Marvels: Colourful Jaganannath in Gajannath Bhes Pattachitra on a canvas by Apindra Swain


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Dimensions : H: 13 (in) , W: 19 (in)
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Peep into the unique world of Pattachitra, an ancient and revered art form hailing from the land of Odisha. As you gaze upon this resplendent creation, let the timeless artistry of Pattachitra transport you to a realm where mythology and creativity intertwine with this Colorful Jaganannath in Gajannath Bhes with Balabhadra and Subhadra Pattachitra on a Wooden Plate, leaving you in awe of the beauty and cultural heritage it represents. The rich story behind this art form tells you that the divine deities come alive through the skillful strokes of the artist. The intricate color theory breathes life into this masterpiece, as vibrant hues of crimson, golden yellow and azure dance harmoniously. The flawless craftsmanship that employs natural colors, carefully extracted from minerals, vegetables, and plants and the delicate brushwork and meticulous detailing elevate this Pattachitra artwork to a level of unparalleled finesse, showcasing the immense talent and dedication of the artist. Observe closely, and you'll discover a symphony of patterns and motifs, each carrying its unique symbolism and cultural significance.


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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
    Transcendental Marvels: Colourful Jaganannath in Gajannath Bhes Pattachitra on a canvas by Apindra Swain
    Vendor
    Apindra Swain
    Art Style
    Pattachitra
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    13 in(H) X 19 in(W)
    Themes
    Jagannath, Hindu, Religious, Mythology
    Color
    Blue, Red, Multicoloured
    Country of Origin
    Odisha, India
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