Apsara, Kerala Mural Painting by V.M Jijulal


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Size : Large
Dimensions : H: 48 (in) W: 30 (in)
Medium : Acrylic Colors on Canvas

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In artist V.M Jijulal's breathtaking Kerala Mural painting, the celestial Apsara takes center stage, weaving a mesmerizing tale through her ethereal beauty and grace. This artwork unveils the enchanting world of Hindu mythology, where heavenly beings dance among the clouds. Jijulal's delicate lines and intricate details bring the Apsara to life, capturing her allure as she floats gracefully. The color theory employed in this artwork is nothing short of magical, with vibrant hues that transport viewers to a celestial realm. The patterns and motifs in this Kerala Mural showcase the artist's deep connection to tradition. Every stroke tells a story, with mythical creatures and heavenly beings surrounding the Apsara as she holds a musical instrument, ready to enchant Lord Indra's court. Jijulal's art invites the viewers to explore the rich tapestry of Hindu mythology, offering a window into a world where beauty and charm transcend the boundaries of the earthly realm.


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Kerala Mural


The earliest of Kerala murals adorn the walls of the Thirunandhikara Cave Temple in present day Tamil Nadu. Most of the noted mural works of Kerala were done between the 15th and 19th centuries and some even dating back to the 8th century. The murals of Kerala evolved through the significant influences of ancient Dravidian rituals like Kalamezhuthu and Patayani. The oldest of the murals found in Kerala are those in the Thirunandikkara Cave temple now a part of Kanyakumari district in the neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu. The largest mural panel in Kerala called the Gajendra Moksha is at the Krishnapuram Palace near Kayamkulam in Alappuzha district. Extensive murals depicting scenes from the Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Bhagavatha are preserved at the Mattancherry Palace in Ernakulam district. The murals of the Shiva Temple at Ettumanoor provide insights into the earliest forms of Dravidian mural art.  Traditional murals used panchavarana (Sanskrit: five colours) exclusively i.e. red, yellow, green, black and white,[white being the colour of the wall itself. Colours are prepared from vegetable and mineral pigments. Red is derived from red laterite, yellow is derived from yellow laterite, white from lime, and black from oil-lamp soot. Leaves of Neelamari plant are squeezed and the extract is used after drying up to be mixed with Eravikkara for obtaining the green pigment. Wooden utensils are used for mixing the colours and the binding medium used is derived from tender coconut water and extracts from the Neem tree  The characters in the murals are coloured according to their characteristics as illustrated in the relevant Hindu mythological scriptures. Spiritual, divine and dharmic characters (satwika) are depicted in shades of green. Those influenced towards power & materialistic wealth (rajasic) are painted in shades of red to golden yellow. Evil, wicked and mean characters (tamasic) are generally painted in white or black.



Product Details

Title
Apsara, Kerala Mural Painting by V.M Jijulal
Artist
V.M Jijulal
Art Style
Kerala Mural
Medium
Acrylic Colors
Size
Large
Dimension
48 in(H) X 30 in(W)
Themes
Woman, Folk Art
Color
Orange, Yellow, Red, Green, Multicoloured
Country of Origin
Kerala, India

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