Lord Ganesha, Tanjore Painting, 22K Gold, Size 56.5 x 71 cm (With Frame)
Lord Ganesha : Ganesha (also known as Vinayagar or Ganapati) is one of the most important gods in Hindu mythology and he is also worshipped in Jainism and Buddhism. Ganesha is highly recognizable with his elephant head and human body, representing the soul (atman) and the physical (maya) respectively. He is also the patron of writers, travelers, students, commerce, and new projects (for which he removes obstacles from one’s path) and is rather fond of sweets, to the slight detriment of his figure.
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.