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The Art

INNER PEACE FOUND WITH OPEN EYES

Mysore Paintings

THE HERITAGE PAINTINGS

Period of Origin
1578 AD

Inspired by the art work at Ajanta & Badami Caves, crystallized by the artist of Vijayanagar Empire, acquired a unique Character in Mysore under the Patronage of Krishna Raja Wadiyar III (1794-1868 A.D.).

Mysore Paintings vs Tanjore Paintings

Mysore Painting is Characterized by the fine lines, attention to details and focus on soft expressions, unlike Tanjore Paintings, Mysore paintings does not make use stones or any such artificial decorative and the relief work is more subtle and the foil work is more delicate. Basically, a Mysore painting is more intricate, while a Tanjore painting is more ornate. The Mysore style of painting is much older than the Tanjore style.

Bengal Pattachitra

Period of Origin
801 a.d.

A traditional folk art of visual storytelling accompanied by songs is a unique art from of rural Bengal that dates back to the period of Mohenjo-Daro Civilization.

Orissa Pattachitra

Period of Origin
1174 A.D.

Flourished with the construction of the famous Jaganath Temple at Puri in 12th century. The Cult of Jagannath used patta painting to spread faith of the God throughout Orissa.

Tree Of Life

Its more than just a Symbol

Period of Origin
7000 b.c.

The Tree of Life has an intricate network of branches symbolizing many aspects of Science, Religion, Folklore, Philosophy, and Mythology dating back to 7000 B.C.

Few important references include Kalpavriksha, the tree of Boon; Bodhi tree, the tree of Enlightenment; In the Garden of Eden, as a source of eternal life; A strength of Ancestry and Fertility in a Family; Harmony, Balance and Prosperity in Life.

Madhubani

Period of Origin
Treta yuga

Is a ceremonial folk paintings of ancient Mithila region of Bihar that depicts Nature and Mythological events. It is believed to be in existence since Treta Yuga.

Andhra Puppetry

Period of Origin
201 A.D.

The Intricate Art of Shadow Puppets signifies the splendid cultural and traditional history of Andhra Pradesh during the rule of the Great Vijayanagar Empire.