Thanjavur painting or “Thanjavur Oviyam” in the Tamil language, is a classical South Indian painting style that originates from the town of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. This style of paintings is characterized by iconic compositions and use of rich & vivid colors, gold foils, glass beads, and sometimes precious and semi-precious gems. Thanjavur painting was originally made on wooden planks and then on cloth canvas backed by a wooden frame.Today the painting style is now translate
The Nobel prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore,is the father figure of Bengal culture, timeless global phenomena as poet and author. But did you know Tagore was also an accidental painter?
Rabindranath Tagore’s artistic adventure began with doodles that turned crossed-out words and lines into images that assumed expressive and sometimes grotesque forms. They were unplanned and shaped by accidents and intuitive decisions but often seem to carry memories of ‘primitive’ art objec
Last month, the New York’s prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is the world’s largest and the finest art museum, hosted an exhibition of Parahari Painting- a painting style that emerged in the Himalayan Kingdom during the period of 17th and 18th centuries. Even though Pahari paintings is an integral part of Indian art heritage, unfortunately in today’s India, very limited people outside the world of art know about it. In this article, India’s famous contemporary ar
**The image displays the popular paintings of artist Shantala Palat A question that often comes to an art lover, as well as a first-time art buyer, is – How to evaluate the price of a painting of an emerging artist? Generally, classical artwork of masters are priced through auctions and their prices are mostly evaluated by an expert and are then made available on the site etc. According to India’s famous contemporary artist, Shantala Palat, the process behind the pricing val