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Indian Traditional Art

“Old Thanjavur paintings”springs out from a late phase of South Indian Classical art. These paintings are characterised by rich flat and vivid colours, with simple iconic compositions, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces of rarely precious and semiprecious stones. Fundamentally serving as devotional icons, the subject of most of the paintings are gods, goddesses and saints.

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    Tanjore School

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    The first step in making of a Tanjore painting involves a preliminary sketch of the image on the base. The base is made up of a cloth, which is pasted over a wooden base. The second stop consists of mixing chalk powder or zinc oxide water, soluble adhesive and applying it on the base. Thereafter, the drawing is made and ornamented with cut glass, pearls and even semi-precious stones. Laces and threads may also be used to decorate painting. To further augment the effect, wafer thin sheets of gold are pasted in relief on some parts of the paintings, while the other parts are painted in bright colors. The paintings are notable for their adornment in the form of semi-precious stones, pearls, glass pieces and gold. The rich vibrant colors, dashes of gold, semi-precious stones and fine artistic works are characterization of these paintings. They add beauty and culture to a variety of surroundings and décor. The paintings are mostly of gods and goddesses because this art flourished at a time when some of the finest and striking temples were being constructed by rulers of several dynasties. The figures in these paintings are large and the faces are round and divine. Their uniqueness are the embellishments made over the basic drawing with precious and semi-precious stones as well as the relief work which gives them a three dimensional effect.
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    Tanjore School

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    The first step in making of a Tanjore painting involves a preliminary sketch of the image on the base. The base is made up of a cloth, which is pasted over a wooden base. The second stop consists of mixing chalk powder or zinc oxide water, soluble adhesive and applying it on the base. Thereafter, the drawing is made and ornamented with cut glass, pearls and even semi-precious stones. Laces and threads may also be used to decorate painting. To further augment the effect, wafer thin sheets of gold are pasted in relief on some parts of the paintings, while the other parts are painted in bright colors. The paintings are notable for their adornment in the form of semi-precious stones, pearls, glass pieces and gold. The rich vibrant colors, dashes of gold, semi-precious stones and fine artistic works are characterization of these paintings. They add beauty and culture to a variety of surroundings and décor. The paintings are mostly of gods and goddesses because this art flourished at a time when some of the finest and striking temples were being constructed by rulers of several dynasties. The figures in these paintings are large and the faces are round and divine. Their uniqueness are the embellishments made over the basic drawing with precious and semi-precious stones as well as the relief work which gives them a three dimensional effect.

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