- Subject: Tanjore Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque watercolors, gold foil and emboss
- Base Material: Wood Fiberboard (unframed)
- Size: 10 in. wide X 12 in. (25.5 cms X 30.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Your decor will bear a sophisticated and cultured look when adorned with this striking Tanjore painting featuring Ardhanarishvara which is a composite form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Parvati.
Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half male and half female, split down the middle. The right half is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his traditional attributes. Ardhanarishvara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from Shiva, the male principle of God. The union of these principles is exalted as the root and womb of all creation.
Rich and intricate, this compact composition is also bright, colorful and breathtakingly beautiful.
Tanjore painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur (anglicized as Tanjore) in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The art form draws its sources and inspiration from about 1600 AD, a period when the leaders of Thanjavur encouraged all forms of art.
Modern Tanjore paintings are panel paintings done over a wooden base. The paintings are decorated by gilded and gem-set technique, where 22 ct gold leaves & sparkling synthetic stones are used to highlight and create a 3D relief effect on certain aspects of the painting like ornaments, dresses etc. to give the painting an ornate look.
In Tanjore paintings one can see the influence of Deccani, Vijayanagar, Maratha and even European styles of painting. Both religious and secular subjects are depicted in Tanjore paintings.
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