THE GODDESS: BENGAL PATTACHITRA PAINTING BY MANORANJAN CHITRAKAR
The painting is divided into 5 different sections and each section tells a different story. The painting shows different forms of the goddess and in the middle, she is shown in her actual form, with ten hands, in an angry posture.
The artist has used lines and sectioning for better understanding of each part, he used bright colours on the border with leaves and flowers to make it attractive and bold , dark shades on the inside.In Bengal’s Patachitra, Durga in her many avatars is a recurring icon. Sometimes she is painted as the fierce Kali, sometimes as Ganesh Janani, the affectionate mother of Ganesha, sometimes as the consort of Shiva.
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.v ”In West Bengal, the word chitrakar refers to patachitra painters. We have taken Chitrakar as our last name for hundreds of years.”
- Size: 44"X 29"
- Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame.
- Handpainted in Bengal Pattachitra (Patua) style on canvas.
- Painted with Natural colours made by the artist.
- Handpainted on handmade paper.
- The image shown here is representative to help visualize the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image.
- This painting will be made to order and will take 3-4 weeks
- COD cannot be accepted as a payment option for paintings