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!