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Indian art has diversified into many sects. It is a conglomeration different style of brush strokes and colours that contribute to form a larger part of the art movement in India. One such artistic style of painting is the Tanjore painting. Tanjore paintings as they are popularly called are paintings that are followed widely by the people in the southern part of the country.


Art spread widely in the Tanjavoor district of Tamil Nadu (anglicized version: Tanjore) which was then the capital city of the Chola Dynasty in the 16th century. The Nayaks of Vijaynagar dynasty, Rajus communities of Tanjore and Trichi and Naidus of Madurai supported Tanjore art to a great extent. Tanjore art is considered scared and divine. This art has its roots in the culture and the tradition that is characteristically Indian. The art has evolved and has scope to incorporate modern styles of arts to it.


Tanjore art is known for its embellishment. This artwork is adorned with pearls, semi-precious stones, gold and glass pieces. The richness of Tanjore is evident with dashes of gold and silver on it. Tanjore art makes for fine pieces of wall hangings and home decoration items. Tanjore Art usually incorporates a lot of Gods and Goddesses because this art spread and became popular at a time when temples were being constructed by so many kings and rulers of different dynasties. The figures in Tanjore paintings are large and the faces are round and divine.


Tanjore paintings add a great value and aura of tradition and culture to ones home. They reflect the height of aestheticism that our culture imbibes in all that it beholds.

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