Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hindu master artists offer a glimpse of the walls of Raghurajpur

By Pushpa Chari
Detail from Patachitra paintings Photo: M. Vedhan
INDIA---‘Jagannatha,’ an art exhibition showcases Patachitra paintings from Odisha. Each of the thirty-three frames capture the lyricism and luminosity of Patachitra art, awash with colours got from the heart of stone; from sindoor, indigo and turmeric. At ‘Jagannatha - A collection of Traditional Patachitra Paintings,’ 13 Patachitra National awardees, master artists and emerging talent of Odisha, use the imagery, symbolism and metaphors of their art form to create many subjects on a canvas made of cloth. The themes range from epic stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, the eternal idyll of Radha and Krishna and the `lila’ of gods and goddesses. [link]