Thanjavur Paintings



The exquisite Thanjavur paintings portray the rich artistic skill and creative imagination of the local artists of the ancient city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Also known as Tanjore paintings, the Thanjavur paintings were introduced by the royal patrons of art and craft under the Chola dynasty in the 16th century.

The beautiful Thanjavur paintings are known for their harmonious blend of different colors, and density of the composition of the drawings. The exclusive paintings were further decorated with precious stones, small pieces of colored glass and beautiful pearls to make them very attractive.

The Thanjavur paintings were commonly referred to as Palagai Padam among the local inhabitants of the ancient city as most of the paintings were drawn on huge wooden boards. An integral part of the unique art and craft of Thanjavur, the traditional paintings of the ancient city of Tanjore usually included the divine theme of Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu religion.

The artists of the exclusive art work of Thanjavur paintings followed several steps while drawing the beautiful images of Gods and Goddesses. The painters first drew a sketch on a piece of white cloth which served as the base and then pasted that on the wooden board. The painters then mixed zinc oxide with water and applied that on the sketch. The final step included the decoration of the beautiful painting with colored stones, pearls and small pieces of glass.

The unique pieces of art work of Thanjavur paintings of the ancient times are an inspiration for the painters of the modern times.



Last Updated on 06 December 2011




     


     

Which States Share Boundary with China?India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those. Below are the Indian states which share borders with the country. 1. Jammu and Kashmir This northern state of India is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains. It shares a… Read More...
Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit?Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...


EU GDPR Update:
MapsofIndia has updated its Terms and Privacy Policy to give Users more transparency into the data this Website collects, how it is processed and the controls Users have on their personal data. Users are requested to review the revised Privacy Policy before using the website services, as any further use of the website will be considered as User's consent to MapsofIndia Privacy Policy and Terms.
We follow editorialcalls.org for border and boundary demarcations