Fierce Warrior - Shiva Gana Virabhadra

Fierce Warrior - Shiva Gana Virabhadra

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The Kalamkari painting has depicted the fierce warrior in a focused way with the gods and goddesses around him paying for blessing. He is wearing the garland of skulls. The boundaries have been painted well. The enhancing effulgence of colours and the characters that emerge on cotton fabric, help create a resplendent spread. Kalamkari art is unique in its use of colour as a medium to portray mythological characters. As the nome de plume suggests, Kalamkari is the art of painting cotton fabrics with a kalam i.e. pen, a sharp pointed pierced bamboo that regulates flow of colour on the fabric. 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. 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. In this craft, fabric is patterned through the medium of dye rather than loom. Ochre is one of the few colors which cotton would take on easily. But for other colors the fabric is to be initially treated with mordant that facilitated the absorption of the desired hue. Mordant can be easily applied either with block or with a brush or pen like instrument on a pre woven fabric. The use of the kalam (pen) on the cloth lent the term kalamkari to this art form.This art was used for decorative or functional hangings in domestic and monumental structures as wrapping and covering material, or in costume.The Kalamkari art is extensively practiced in South India. The Kalamkari practiced in Masaulipatnam has an intricacy with which the inner surface of each motif is further ornamented in delicate black tracery. Here, it is extensively used in prayer mats, wall hangings, and towels. The designs are floral, geometrical and figurative. The scenes from mythological stories are also depicted in the designs.

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The Kalamkari painting has depicted the fierce warrior in a focused way with the gods and goddesses around him paying for blessing. He is wearing the garland of skulls. The boundaries have been painted well. The enhancing effulgence of colours and the characters that emerge on cotton fabric, help create a resplendent spread. Kalamkari art is unique in its use of colour as a medium to portray mythological characters. As the nome de plume suggests, Kalamkari is the art of painting cotton fabrics with a kalam i.e. pen, a sharp pointed pierced bamboo that regulates flow of colour on the fabric. 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. 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. In this craft, fabric is patterned through the medium of dye rather than loom. Ochre is one of the few colors which cotton would take on easily. But for other colors the fabric is to be initially treated with mordant that facilitated the absorption of the desired hue. Mordant can be easily applied either with block or with a brush or pen like instrument on a pre woven fabric. The use of the kalam (pen) on the cloth lent the term kalamkari to this art form.This art was used for decorative or functional hangings in domestic and monumental structures as wrapping and covering material, or in costume.The Kalamkari art is extensively practiced in South India. The Kalamkari practiced in Masaulipatnam has an intricacy with which the inner surface of each motif is further ornamented in delicate black tracery. Here, it is extensively used in prayer mats, wall hangings, and towels. The designs are floral, geometrical and figurative. The scenes from mythological stories are also depicted in the designs.

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