The Bond of Family in Kalighat Art by Bapi Chitrakar


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 22 (in) by W: 14 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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Refined artist Bapi Chitrakar's Kalighat Painting, “The Bond of Family," beautifully exemplifies the centuries-old Bengali artform that originated in the Kalighat region of Kolkata. Known for its vibrant color palette and intricate patterns, this artform is a captivating fusion of folk and urban aesthetics. In this piece, Chitrakar skillfully weaves a poignant narrative – a mother tenderly nourishing her son, while the father cradles their daughter. The artistry embodies the essence of familial love, portrayed through vivid hues and symbolic motifs. The intricate details and rich colors underscore the passion and dedication it takes to nurture a strong, cohesive family unit. Kalighat art speaks volumes, revealing the intimate beauty within everyday moments.


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    Bapi Chitrakar, a seasoned artist since childhood, hails from a lineage deeply rooted in artistry. Embracing Islamic faith, Patua artists like Bapi Chitrakar exemplify a distinct, inclusive artistic tradition. They breathe life into narratives from Hindu Mythology, local folklore, Sufi wisdom, and contemporary themes through the mesmerizing fusion of paintings and songs. While tracing the exact origins of Patua tradition poses a challenge, some believe its oral form dates back to the 10th or 11th century CE, with tangible scrolls emerging in the 18th century CE. Embark on a vibrant journey through history and culture with Bapi Chitrakar's captivating creations!



    Kalighat


    The Kalighat paintings developed in the 19th century in the Bengal presidency. The travelling scroll painters or the patuas had been practising folk art of Pattachitra. The new manners and customs of the British settlers, the revivalist exercises of the Mughal and theatres as well as the use of Sanskrit on stage was absorbed by the rural artists who had migrated to Calcutta and developed it into a popular urban genre. The period of Kalighat paintings coincides with the age of mechanical reproduction in the form of woodcut, lithography, oleography and printing. These developments had caused mass consumption of imagery in the urban cities and Kalighat was a response to it. The Kalighat painters interacted with the colonial paintings and began the use of water colours, shaded figures, folio-sized mill made papers. They absorbed the role of the western theatre performances and the art schools which developed the unique stylistic features of the Kalighat paintings as we know them today. More here on our blog.  



    Product Details

    Title
    The Bond of Family in Kalighat Art by Bapi Chitrakar
    Artist
    Bapi Chitrakar
    Art Style
    Kalighat
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    22 in(H) X 14 in(W)
    Themes
    Tribal Art, People
    Color
    Multicoloured
    Country of Origin
    West Bengal, India

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