Epic Battle: Maa Durga's Resplendence by Uttam Chitrakar


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Dimensions : H: 28(in) by W: 22(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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Uttam Chitrakar portrays a captivating portrayal of Maa Durga, the quintessential symbol of strength, protection, and divine grace. Maa Durga, the principal aspect of the mother goddess Devi, embodies protection, motherhood, strength, and the indomitable spirit required to combat the forces of darkness. Her legend revolves around the relentless battle against evil and the restoration of peace, prosperity, and dharma. In this Kalighat painting, Maa Durga is depicted in all her resplendent glory. She stands as a beacon of divine power, riding her fierce vahana, the lion, symbolising courage and regal authority. Mahishasura, the formidable demon, is pinned beneath her feet, subdued by her indomitable might. The intricate details in the painting, from Maa Durga's exquisite attire to the determination etched on her face, pay homage to the artist's skill and devotion. Uttam Chitrakar's masterful creation serves as a vivid reminder of the enduring significance of Maa Durga in the hearts and minds of countless devotees.


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    Uttam Chitrakar, born in 1991, is a remarkable Kalighat artist whose creative journey began under the guidance of his father. His artistic prowess flourished further through the teachings of his family members. Specializing in the Kalighat style, Uttam Ji skillfully captures the essence of Babu Culture in his works.

    In 2018, he earned recognition as an Ojas Art Protégé Artist, showcasing his commitment to excellence. Uttam's artworks have graced prestigious institutions such as Chitrakala Parishad in Bengaluru, IGNCA in Delhi, Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, and the Crafts Museum in Delhi. His ability to breathe life into the Kalighat tradition is truly commendable, making him a notable figure in the realm of Indian art. Uttam Chitrakar Instagram

    Kalighat


    Kalighat painting is a traditional art form that flourished in the vicinity of the Kalighat Kali Temple in Kolkata, India, during the 19th century. It is characterized by its bold lines, vibrant colors, minimal background details, and distinctive style. Jamini Roy was one of the artists greatly influenced by this style. Moreover, the themes of the Kalighat painting range from religious stories to social satires. Goddess Kali, Babu & Bibi, and Cat with the Fish are some of the well-known illustrations in this craft. History and Legend Kalighat painting began as a form of devotional art inspired by the pilgrimage to the Kalighat Temple. Pilgrims sought souvenirs to reminisce about their visits, leading to the creation of budget-friendly, portable artworks. Over time, these paintings evolved into a distinct style, reflecting the cultural and religious ethos of the region. Methods and Techniques Kalighat paintings are known for their simplicity and spontaneity, created using natural pigments on paper or cloth. The artists, known as 'patuas' or 'kalighat painters,' often worked in groups with shared responsibilities of mixing dyes, drawing lines, or filing up the colors. In the search for income, these craftsmen catered to British patrons at one point, incorporating elements of European realism and secular subjects into their craft. The secular subjects like English sahibs riding elephants, wealthy Calcutta babus (liberalists), and fraud sadhus (holy men) succumbing to base desires reflect the social concerns of that period. Decline and Revival The art form of Kalighat declined due to the advent of cheaper wood prints and machine-printed alternatives by the early 20th century. However, in recent decades, efforts have been made to revive the Kalighat painting tradition by artists, government, and art connoisseurs. The combined efforts through exhibitions, and workshops have helped in showcasing the unique identity of Kalighat painting and regain its lost legacy. More here on our blog.  



    Product Details

    Title
    Epic Battle: Maa Durga's Resplendence by Uttam Chitrakar
    Artist
    Uttam Chitrakar
    Art Style
    Kalighat
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    28 in(H) X 22 in(W)
    Themes
    Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Hindu, Mythology
    Color
    Blue, Red, Yellow, White, Brown
    Country of Origin
    West Bengal, India

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