Shiva Parvati : BENGAL PATTACHITRA PAINTING BY MANORANJAN CHITRAKAR


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Dimensions : H-1.5 W-1 ft. I H-18 W-12 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Handmade Paper

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Shiva Parvati, handpainted in Bengal Pattachitra by artist Manoranjan Chitrakar

The painting shows one of the most famous and sacred topics of Kalighat paintings, Lord Shiva and Parvati. It is said that Lord Shiva played a major role being the inspiration of the emergence of this artform.

In this Painting, in the foreground we see two devotees in a dancing posture praying to Lord Shiva, while in Shiva- Parvati have been shown behind them in a golden enlightening light, to distinguish them and give them the special focus as the gods.

Bengal Patuas or Chitrakars are bearers of an ancient storytelling tradition that is fast disappearing. The Patua artists represent a unique and secular art tradition, earning their livelihood by telling stories from Hindu mythology, local folklore, Sufi tradition and contemporary themes, through paintings and song. In Sanskrit, ‘pata’ means cloth — the Patuas initially painted on dried leaves or cloth; they painted stories of culture, religion, society, nature and folklore, accompanied by song.

Manoranjan aka Manu Chitrakar, has been painting for 30 years since the age of 15. He loves to depict social issues in his works. Manuji has travelled all across India and to Sweden and Paris as well. ”In West Bengal, the word chitrakar refers to patachitra painters. We have taken Chitrakar as our last name for hundreds of years.”

DETAILS

  • Size:  18 x 12” inches
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame.
  • Handpainted in Bengal Pattachitra (Patua) style on paper
  • Painted with Natural colours made by the artist.
  • The image shown here is representative to help visualize the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image.
  • COD cannot be accepted as a payment option for paintings
  • Artist: Manoranjan Chitrakar
  • This painting will be made to order and will take 3-4 weeks
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Artist


Manoranjan Chitrakar

"In West Bengal, the word chitrakar refers to patachitra 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.

 



Art Form

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. The physical evidence of a scroll, however, only makes an appearance in the 18th century CE. 



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