Story of Shri Krishna : CHERIYAL SCROLL PAINTING


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H-15(in); W-19(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Canvas

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Renowned artist Sai Kiran's Cheriyal Scroll Painting transports you to the vivid world of Lord Krishna, a realm where divine strength meets rustic charm. This piece centers on the awe-inspiring moment when Lord Krishna effortlessly lifts Mount Govardhan on his little finger, shielding his people from a deluge sent by the gods. Kiran's skilled hands bring this story to life with the traditional Cheriyal art form, known for its vibrant hues and intricate motifs. The rich color palette harmonizes with the narrative, evoking emotion and mystique. Adorned with intricate patterns, this artwork is a testament to India's artistic heritage, capturing tales of devotion and valor. Kiran's meticulous detailing and the use of traditional motifs captivate the eye, making this artwork a timeless tribute to the artistry and spirituality of India's cultural heritage.


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Artist

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 Sai Kiran, a 27-year-old artist, is credited with carrying on the history of the Dhanalakota family, the last practising family for Cheriyal Scroll painting. A 160-year-old Cheriyal scroll painted by his great-great grandpa is also on display in a museum in Paris, providing insight into his family's past. With the market for Cheriyal scrolls decreasing, his parents advised him to study rather than pursue painting, but Sai Kiran obtained a degree in fine arts to acquire new art techniques to modernise and make his work relevant in today's times. He wishes the Cheriyal scroll painters knew more about the stories they are painting, because the storytellers for these paintings are autonomous and add their own colour to the stories, but he makes an attempt to study these stories, and his personal favourite is Gaurapuranama's, about Toddy Tappers (Wine tappers). 'We replace our phones every year, our phone covers every two months, change is such a constant, therefore our work needs to stay up with it and adapt,' Sai Kiran says.



Cheriyal Scroll


Cheriyal scrolls, resembling a living narrative akin to cinematic reels or comic strips, intricately weave tales sourced from the tapestry of Indian mythology. Painted in vibrant, predominantly primary hues, with fiery red backgrounds dominating, these artworks exude the unrestricted creative spirit of local artisans, unfettered by the shackles of formal academia. Spanning over four centuries, the cherished tradition of Cheriyal scroll painting is intrinsically woven into the storytelling legacy of its region. These narratives find their roots in the familiarity of ancient literary, mythological, and folk traditions. Unlike scroll paintings in other parts of Asia, which adorned the courts and noble abodes, India's scrolls were the province of wandering bards and village artists, deeply embedded in the rural fabric of life. Though once a prominent artistic expression across Andhra and neighboring regions, each infused with its unique flavors and local customs, Cheriyal scrolls have sought refuge in Cheriyal town, Telangana. Here, they stand as the last bastion, as the waves of modernity, in the form of television, cinema, and computers, steadily encircle this captivating tradition.



Product Details

Title
Story of Shri Krishna : CHERIYAL SCROLL PAINTING
Vendor
Sai Kiran
Art Style
Cheriyal Scroll
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
15 in(H) X 19 in(W)
Themes
Krishna, People, Cows
Color
Multicoloured
Country of Origin
Telangana, India
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