Thursday, September 9, 2010

Patachitra

There is a unique sense of beauty in folk arts. Their earthiness and charm captivates the attention of generation after generation. What has moved me this time is…Patachitra- a folk art of Orissa, India. The Patachitra painting dates back to the 8th century AD and it is considered as one of the earliest forms of indigenous paintings. Flourished under the patronage of the royals and temples, the Patachitra paintings usually depict the stories of Hindu gods and goddesses.

Religious in nature these paintings display the vibrant colors, fine lines, well adorned borders and fine detail work. The canvas for Patachitra made with the double coarse white cloth pasted with an adhesive extracted from the tamarind seed. The main colors used in Patachitra are red, brick red, yellow, white and black.

The beauty of Patachitra compelled me so much that this time I decided to give it a try. Well after few attempts of sketching, I was good to go …why don’t you scroll down and view my work!


















Your comments and/or feedback are highly appreciated.

25 comments:

  1. This is called awesomeness ........ you amaze me every time with your lovely art work.

    Excellent .....

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  2. Wonderful...You have lots of patience for sure...grt work....

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  3. bhabhi ...make 20 of them and courier it to me @ melbourne ......diwali aa rahi hai .....mahnge $$ me bech doonga ....50% aapka .....

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  4. Woww fantastic work, awesome!!

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  5. Deepi--they're beautiful! you have so much talent! :)

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  6. deepi,
    very beautiful picture...
    congratulations...

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  7. I can see your hard work and immense patience in these painting...As always great work!!!

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  8. Hi Everyone!!!

    Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments.

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  9. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful,looks like real BRIJ (MATHURA)painting i want to learn it now.

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  10. Really what a artistic hand deepika ,good job.

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  11. shows precision and painstaking efforts, u have taken. Theme is divine and eternal. Keep going.
    Vatayan-ram

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  12. This is so b'ful Deepika....i totally love it...gr8 work...keep going....you have a very artistic mind and you are putting it to very good use....amazing...

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  13. Excellent work Deepika. The fantastic pictorial conceptions and vibrant use of colors make this art look so real.

    Cheers
    Sangeeta Padhi

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  14. बेहद ही खूबसूरत पेंटिंग हैं। आपका ब्लॉग हिंदी में भी हो तो बेहतर लगेगा।

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  15. excellent work dear.happy ganesh chaturthi to you too

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  16. jai shri krishna....beautiful folk art.

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  17. Beautiful work...Loved the way you document the stages...Art, they say is ephemeral...The work showcased in this blog is indeed refreshing. great job!!

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  18. WOW!! this is so detailed! you are super talented, deepika! :)
    love visiting your blog and seeing all your creativity!

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  19. your posts are beautiful Deepi...love your blog and will troublr you by commenting regularly...
    take care.

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  20. Hi Deepi,

    that's a lovely Patachitra for a first try.
    I am just starting a blog to try and promote/sell Patachitra's online. Would love to have your views on what you think can be improved on the site.
    http://patachitram.wordpress.com

    Regards
    Sweta

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  21. Wow...wat a color play!!Can u pls tell me wat kind of color do u use for warli,madhubani n warli also the paper u use??

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  22. hey..lovely work.. can u tell me what colours and base to use if we want to do this at home???

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