Shakuntla Devi : Kalamkari painting by Harinath.N
Shakuntala writing a love letter is an intricate and detailed painting based on the play Abhijananashakuntalam by Kalidasa. It is a kalamkari rendition of the story, which not just depicts the main scene, but also depicts the entire story using different scenes. The figures are made on a plain red background, though not much of it is visible due to the numerous figures depicted. The use of contrasting colours brings our focus first on Shakuntala and then on the other aspects of the painting.
Historically, Kalamkaris used to be known as Pattachitras, an art form still found in neighboring Odisha and other parts of India and Nepal. The term "Pattachitra" translates to "patta", meaning "cloth", with "chitra" meaning "picture".Paintings made on fabric and fabric scrolls are mentioned in ancient Hindu, Buddhist and Jain literature. Under medieval Islamic rule, the term Kalamkari was derived from the words "kalam", which means "pen" in Telugu, and "kari", which means craftmanship. This became popular under the patronage of the Golconda sultanate
About the Artist: Harinath.N is a Kalamkari artist from Srikalahathi with over 35 years of experience and has also received the State award for his work.
- Size: 3 feet by 3 feet
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- Kalamkari painting by artist Harinath.N
- Painting on cloth using natural colours made by the artist
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