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Indian Paintings Traditional Art - Kalighat Painting: "Ganesha Playing Mridangam" by Roop Shona Chitrakar - Original Handmade Indian Art Paintings (Ganesha Painting) for sale online in Fizdi Ð Fizdi.com - 14"W x 22"H Kalighat Patachitra or the Kalighat style of folk painting evolved and flourished during nineteenth century in areas surrounding the Kalighat temple in the city of Kolkata, India. It is a well-recognized urban folk art form of India. Initially, this style of painting depicted Hindu deities, their various incarnations and related themes from the Hindu religion and mythology. Gradually, it started embracing contemporary non-religious social themes and subjects - colonial rulers, country's freedom struggle, emerging upper and middle classes of the city, and hypocritical lifestyles of Babu culture prevalent during the colonial British rule of India. Therefore, Kalighat paintings in its own sense was way ahead of its time and evoked a lot of critical thinking. It captured the influence of the western culture on the city's intellectual and cultural life. The artists involved in this form of Indian painting, known as 'Chitrakars' (or Painters) and 'Patuas' (or Painters on Cloth), were villagers who came from the rural Bengal and settled around the Kalighat temple in the city of Kolkata. They chose paper as a medium over the traditional medium of cloth and used homemade natural colors. The brushes made out of squirrel and calf hair were used to make sketches. The artform lost its popularity, outdone by the fascination for mechanically reproducible pictures from the printing presses and dwindling patronage, disappeared from the market during 1930's. Today there exists only handful Indian artists, mostly located in rural Bengal such as Medinipur, Birbhum and Bolpur, who are struggling to keep this Indian art form alive. Roop Shona Chitrakar is one such ÔPatuaÕ Ð a young Indian artist from a rural village in West Bengal, India. Roop ShonaÕs paintings reflect contemporary social issues, religious characters and related mythological motifs. Along with her scroll paintings usually a folk song associated with those scrolls would come, which she would sing while unfolding her scrolls before her audience. Her artworks have tribal motifs too, displaying long and slender figures, reflecting life and culture of people belonging to Santhal tribe. Product Code-ART_7191_44179
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