Nataraja the cosmic ecstatic dancer
- Subject: Tanjore Painting – Nataraja
- Paint Material: Opaque watercolors, Gold foil & Stones
- Base Material: Plywood & Cloth (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 Lord Nataraja (Lord of Dance). Nataraja is a depiction of the god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to start the process of creation.
Lord Nataraja is shown dancing in an aureole of flames, lifting his left leg (or in rare cases, the right leg) and balancing over a demon or dwarf who symbolizes ignorance. It is a well known sculptural symbol in India and popularly used as a symbol of Indian culture.
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.
Tanjore paintings are panel paintings done on cloth pasted over a wooden base. The paintings are decorated by gilded and gem-set technique, where 22 ct gold leaves & sparkling tanjore 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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