Goddess Lakshmi, Tanjore Painting,, 22K Gold, Size 34 x 39cm (With Frame)
Goddess Lakshmi : Goddess Lakshmi or Maha lakshmi is the Vedic deity who holds a principal place in our Hindu Gods. She is represented as wealth, auspiciousness, fortune and prosperity. She is the divine consort of Lord Vishnu. All the auspicious elements of nature are associated with her. The work Lakshmi is a Sanskrit word which means “Laks” or “Lakshya” meaning to perceive or observer.
Tanjore Painting: Origin: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu India
Tanjore Painting is a classical South Indian art developed in the late 16th century in Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state.
The paintings consist of a well-rounded figure, a deity with almond-shaped eyes. The figure would be housed in an enclosure created by means of an arch, curtains, etc.
In this Indian folk art, gold leaves & sparkling stones are used as highlights for accents of the painting like ornaments, dresses, etc.
It’s been said that Thanjavur’s paintings are brightly colored and beautiful. In a dark room, the paintings have a potent glow that’s reminiscent of a presence. Most Thanjavur paintings are made on wooden canvasses while some use glass and walls as well.