Bride On Doli - Madhubani Wall Painting
- Product Code :B1026
- Material :Handmade Paper
- Size :22"H x 30"W
A symbol of love and affection, the beautiful Kalamkari painting of Lord Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi is being given a refine and detail treatment. The enhancing effulgence of colours and the characters that emerge on cotton fabric, help create a resplendent spread. Kalamkari painting is unique in its use of colour as a medium to depict mythological characters. Kalamkari has a glorious history. The popularity of this exquisite form of art crossed the shores of the country during the 17th and 18th centuries. Kalahasti and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the nerve centres of this art continue to be beehives of Kalamkari activity. Kalamkari colours are made from vegetable dyes and no chemicals are used whatsoever. In addition to themes from the epics, Kalamkari leitmotifs comprise different forms of the lotus flower, the carwheel, parrots, an interlacing pattern of leaves and flowers.
The beautiful Kalamkari painting depicts the Lord Shiva in His Nataraj form. One of the Trinity Gods in Hinduism, the other two being Lord Brahma and Vishnu, Lord Shiva is the master of dance. Nataraj Shiva represents the rhythmic motion of life. Here the Lord is shown dancing over the dwarf that represents ignorance. Kalamkari is one of the most popular folk paintings and the painter needs to have deep knowledge of lines and pattern.
In this beautiful Gond painting water colours on paper are nicely used to create a resplendent effect. The painting is also being signed by the artist. Birds are symbol of freedom, of peace and prosperity. Here birds are nicely painted using variegated colours. Simplicity with perfect makes the masterpiece a treasure to store forever. Gond paintings done on village mud walls use colours derived from charcoal, colored soil, plant sap, leaves, and cow dung and can last up to 20 years. The basic character of Gond panting is the simplicity of the ideas and their representation of the day-to-day life of rural people. Today, paintings for sale are usually done on canvas and paper, craftmark has outlined the Gond painting process on canvas and paper here.