Hanuman rescuing Rama and Lakshmana, 1880-1899 by Kalighat style
The images were intended to aid domestic worship and typically illustrate Hindu deities. Later, mass-produced prints replaced Kalighat paintings. The Hindu gods and goddesses were popular subjects for the Kalighat artists. This is a scene from the Ramayana, the epic ...
Evening Sale | New Delhi, Live -Sep-10, 2015 -Lot 21 -Jamini Roy
Jamini Roy is a bit of a paradox among India's modern artists. Formally trained at the Government Art School of Calcutta, his search for an original expression led him back to his roots, to Kalighat patuas and Bengali scrolls. He appropriated the medium, creating works of art that used simple forms, bold, flat colours, and subjects taken from local folk tales and mythology. It has been noted that he restricted his palette to seven earthly, mineral colours. Through the 1930s, Roy lent his…
"The vehicles for the avatars of Vishnu with one body, five heads, ten arms each"
"The vehicles for the avatars of Vishnu with one body, five heads, ten arms each". Creation Date: ca. 1760 State-Province: Rajasthan. Court: Bundi. School: Rajasthani
Image: Hanuman and the Mountain
Hanuman bringing the mountain to the injured Lakshmana (Wellcome Images: L0022499 Kalighat) More about Hanuman and Medicine Hill at Wikipedia.
(1b) According to oral tradition, the form originated in 200 BC when it was patronized by the rulers of the Satvahana dynasty. In the 16th century during the reign of King Kona Reddy, a ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire, a Telugu manuscript entitled ‘Ramayana Ranganathana’ was composed specifically for the shadow theatre. Besides providing a dramatic text of the famous epic story, the manuscript also includes instructions for the construction and decoration of puppets.
Lord Hanuman - Pata Painting on Patti - 19 x 13 inches
Lord Hanuman - Folk Art Paintings (Orissa Pattachitra Painting on Patti - Unframed)