Goddess Saraswathi, Reverse Glass Tanjore Painting, Size 55 x 70.5 cm (With Frame)
Goddess Saraswati: She is also known as Sharada, is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning. Her name, which derives from two words, “saras” (meaning “flow”) and “wati” (meaning “a woman”).Saraswati depicted here has four arms, representing the four aspects of human personality in learning: the mind, intellect, alertness, and ego.
Tanjore Painting ( Reverse Glass): 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.Tanjore Reverse glass paintings are done on the reverse surface of a glass sheet.Gold colour is used to simulate the effect of jewellery and glass colours for precious stonesThis is a simpler and more affordable form of Tanjore painting where colours are used instead of real 22 carat gold foil.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.