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famous paintings

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 | Author:

Famous paintings by Indian artists are collectibles for an art lover. One is able to understand the underlying meaning of colors, abstractness and the melody of the painting the painter wishes to convey and this is quite a passion for people who love to invest in paintings. Famous paintings have been a tradition of India which was earlier patronized by the rulers and kingly royals. Nowadays paintings are getting an international recognition as there are several mediums to connect the artist and the art lover.


The theme of the paintings of Tyeb Mehta and the celebration of the figures he paints speaks about his dimension of art. His creativity is exemplified and the paintings are usual sold at a high price. Some rich paintings can also be seen during the Moghul era and the Mysore paintings are also a rich tradition. Art schools also are getting more recognition and the enrolment in this stream is increasing.


Batik paintings are one of the ethnic styles that are very typically Indian. The paintings are quite a process to go through. The Ajanta murals seem to be the work of great artists and the unsung heroes will never be known and history beckons us to the rich tradition. There are more concepts in the Phad paintings and the tribal art ones. The painting style is also related to the earlier prevailing time and this is suited to the international climate.


The effects of paint, canvas and form is all related to the style of painting that goes from depicting surreal expressions to bold caricature or abstract forms. Charcoal, wood and the recent acrylic medium in paintings shows the renaissance and is symbolic of the effects of change brought in by famous painters. The miniature paintings of the Moghul era, the cave style painting of Ellora and the classic style employed in the Tanjore paintings of South India are examples of exquisite ethnic paintings.

Cave Paintings

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 | Author:

India has always been very illustrious when it comes to creativity and artistry.

Cave painting or rock painting is one of the oldest forms of art in India. Caves of Bhimbetka, Ellora, Bagh, Sittanavasal and Ajanta are the landmarks of the Indian skill and expertise. Cave paintings are a casement to the history of our country. People then, used to live in these caves


Ajanta caves are one of the biggest tourism spots in India. There are around thirty caves that are a part of Ajanta caves. The Ajanta caves have attractive paintings on the walls. The detailed work on the caves is outstanding. The themes of the paintings on the Ajanta caves depict the life of Lord Buddha. Caligraphic lines like portraits, narrative illustration and ornamental embellishment are the main characteristics of these paintings.


Besides the Ajanta caves, the Ellora caves portray some exceptional art work. These caves are situated in the city of Aurangabad and depict the lives of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. The Kailasa temple at Ellora caves is a splendid construction carved out of a solid rock and is one of the chief beauties of the Ellora caves.


Some of the other magnificent examples of cave paintings can be observed in the Bagh caves, Sittanavasa, Ramgarh hill caves, Bhimabetaka and many more. The Bagh caves exhibit the traditions of the Indian art forms whereas the Sittanavasa caves display the Pandyan period. The Bhimabetaka consist of rock paintings describing the intricacies faced by the native man.


Cave paintings are a representation of the pre-historic period in India and they also give us a picture of the talent and excellence of artistry and proficiency in India. Many organizations have come up to preserve and protect caves but it is our responsibility as a citizen to safeguard these symbols of history created by our ancestors.