Ravana Vadha: ASSAMESE MANUSCRIPT PAINTING BY MRIDU MOUCHAM BORA
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This painting depicts one of the most famous mythological scenes – the Ravana vadha. Here shri ram is depicted killing Ravana with his bow and arrow. He has shifted the weight of his body back, which suggests that he is just about to shoot the arrow.
Ravana is depicted dark-skinned, and unlike the traditional ten faced Ravana, there is one human face and nine mushrooms like projections from his head suggesting the same. The painting is made in typical Apabhramsa style with red background.
The assamese manuscript paintings have been a vibrant form of painting and were given a definite shape during the bhakti movement by saint sankaradeva in the 15th century.
Over 150 illustrated manuscripts have been discovered in Assam till date. The manuscript paintings that we see today have a stylistic amalgamation of the rajasthani and mughal miniature art. The different styles of Assamese Manuscript Painting Tradition are Sattriya, Gadgayan, Darrangi and the Tai style. The manuscript paintings consist of religious illustrations from the hindu mythology. However, there are secular manuscripts as well, such as the buranjis, or the manuscripts on chronicles of kings. The natural colours red, yellow, blue, white and black are used in the paintings. Traditionally these were drawn on the bark of agar (sanchipat), hand made paper pulp (tulapat), wooden plate and on muga clothes.
Our Assamese Manuscript painting artist Mridu Moucham Bora has been associated with the different art and cultural traditions of Assam, such as manuscript painting, mask making, wood carving, terracotta, etc. He has written extensively on manuscript conservation as well. He is one of the only living artists to have illustrated five manuscripts in sankari painting tradition. He uses the traditional and folk elements in his paintings, bringing them back from the verge of extinction.
- Size: 32 inches by18 inches
- Painted on canvas with natural colours made by the artist
- Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame.
- Handpainted in Assamese Manuscript style of art by artist Mridu Mouchum Bora
- The image shown here is representative to help visualize the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image.
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