Thanjavur Paintings! How perfect is that?? These works of art and craft employ skills that include a dedication to form and content as per aesthetic and scriptural guidance, as they embody the mythological and sanctified forms of the ethereal formless “nirakar” Divinity.
And where else would you find these but in the ancient town on Tanjavur where every nook and corner breathes in a minimum of a millennia in Time!!
The craft requires structure and adherence to form in outlining the content to the finest detail. The art lies in delicately using real Gold leaf and gemstones.. yes, Rubies, Emeralds and the like, that fill-in to embellish the figures of the deities.
In our times, the process remains the same while the precious elements of metal and stone are substituted for semi-precious versions of the same!!
Or, we have fabulous paintings of the same… no gems but even more precious as they exhibit and attract equally well at a fraction of the cost:-)
Direct from the Masters!!
View the collection at Respect Origins.