Kandarp Haati - Krishna on Composite Elephant of Gopis
- Subject: Pattachitra Painting
- Paint Material: Natural vegetable and mineral colors
- Base Material: Handmade canvas cloth (unframed)
- Size: 8 in. X 10 in. (20 cms X 25 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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This painting is an exquisite work of Pattachitra art featuring the Hindu God Krishna riding on a composite elephant of Gopis. He is depicted in black and white, against a hint of background color, and surrounded with a decorative border.
This Pattachitra artwork depicts Gopis ('cowherd maidens') carrying their beloved Krishna on the back of an elephant known as Kandarpa Elephant. This composite elephant form depicts wisdom and constituting the bodies of the Gopikas themselves. The Gopi like every mortal seek wisdom from their beloved who guides them spiritually and taking them to enlightenment.
Pattachitra is a traditional painting of Odisha, India. All colors used in the Paintings are natural and paintings are made fully old traditional way by Chitrakaras that is Odiya Painter. Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colorful application, creative motifs, and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological in depiction. The traditions of pattachitra paintings are more than thousand years old.
The Pattachitra paintings images are usually done in profile with elongated eyes. One of the reasons why these paintings are so expressive is that they’re drawn using vivid, contrasting colors. And whether it hangs on a wall or rests on a mantle, this one of a kind collectible is guaranteed to make a beautiful addition to your collection. Buy it now before it is gone.