Childhood Tales of Lord Krishna:Bengal Pattachitra painting by Manoranjan Chitrakar


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H-18 | W-12 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Handmade Paper

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Manoranjan Chitrakar portrays a poignant representation of his bond with his beloved mother, Yashoda, as she goes about her daily chores. Young Krishna stands behind his mother, watching her with an innocent and curious expression. He is attired in a simple dhoti, which contrasts with the vibrancy of his mother's red saree. This contrast highlights the contrast between the child's purity and the mother's nurturing presence. Yashoda, dressed in a vibrant red saree, lovingly milks the cow. The composition is arranged vertically, emphasising the bond between mother and child. The background is filled with trees, creating a serene and natural setting. The artist's use of subtle yet vivid colours and meticulous detailing enhances the beauty and cultural richness of the painting. The artwork is a touching representation of the artistry and emotional depth of Bengal's Pattachitra style.


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Manoranjan

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"In West Bengal, the word chitrakar refers to pattachitra painters. We have taken Chitrakar as our last name for hundreds of years" says Manoranjan aka Manu Chitrakar, who has been painting for 30 years since the age of 15. He enjoys depicting societal themes in his works. Manuji has travelled across India, as well as to Sweden and Paris. The Bengal Pattachitra is a visual and oral art tradition practised by West Bengal's Patuas or Chitrakars. Patua painters, who are Muslim by faith, represent a distinct and secular art history. They make a living by painting and singing stories from Hindu mythology, local folklore, Sufi tradition, and modern issues. Though the origins of the Patua tradition have been difficult for art historians to trace, some suggest the oral form dates back to the 10th or 11th century CE. The physical evidence of a scroll, on the other hand, does not occur until the 18th century CE.

 



Bengal Pattachitra


The Bengal Pattachitra is a visual and oral art tradition practised by the Patuas or Chitrakars of West Bengal. Islamic by faith, Patua artists represent a unique and secular art tradition. They earn their livelihood by telling stories from Hindu Mythology, local folklores, Sufi tradition and contemporary themes through paintings and songs. Though the origin of the Patua tradition has been difficult to trace for art historians, some claim the oral form goes back all the way to the 10th or 11th century CE!



Product Details

Title
Childhood Tales of Lord Krishna:Bengal Pattachitra painting by Manoranjan Chitrakar
Vendor
Manoranjan Chitrakar
Art Style
Bengal Pattachitra
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
18 in(H) X 12 in(W)
Themes
Krishna
Color
Red, Blue, Orange, Green
Country of Origin
West Bengal, India
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