Tanjore Art Paintings

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Tanjore art painting is an ancient art form which has a rich artistic tradition. Designated after the Principal city of the Chola Empire, this art form, was prospered under various monarchies after 17th centuries.

About Tanjore

Tanjore, officially Thanjavur is a city in South India, which is the intellectual headquarters of state of Tamil Nadu. It is a renowned center of the state spiritual, fine art and Dravidian architecture. Tanjore is the origin for many of the arts and handicrafts in South India.

The individual Tanjore painting style is a complex form of pure Indian painting from this city. It is one of the oldest cities in India. Clear proof of the life of prehistoric human being in Tanjore area has been acknowledged in the archaeological diggings undertaken by Tamil University at Tanjore.

The excavations carried out on the University campus come out with clinching proof on the presence of Paleolithic and Mesolithic societies in squamous contexts. So much stratigraphic grounds for belief were obtained in Tanjore area for the first time.

The proof hints that the Paleolithic culture could be go-back well over 10,000 years. This ancient city was governed by various kingdoms like Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagaras, Nayakas, Marathas and British.
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Tanjore Paintings

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Tanjore paintings are familiar for the faces with stunning ornamentation, images and outfits decorated with semi precious gems, pearls and gold foils. These sparkling paintings are of divinities is as complicated as they are attractive.

The drawings were with large round faces and almond shaped eyes and usually fixed in an enclosure created by means of an arch or screens. However, rooted in ethnicity, the art form is admired for its uniqueness within limits. Bright hues, reflections of gold and divinely elegant craftsmanship are part of its assets.

The paintings executed in different dimensions, fluctuating from heavy works covering entire walls to tiny miniatures. What sets these paintings, significant? They are the enhancements and embellishments done over the basic designs as well as the support design which gives them 3-D effect.

Gold foils are then put to use liberally to enhance the lushest of these paintings.

Modern Tanjore Paintings

Although, many Tanjore Paintings are shown the baby Krishna, occupied several capers and depictions of various other deities. Over a time span, there have been changes in elegance.

For instance, the personalities are no longer with regular round faces, and the leading idols of magnificent temples have been depicted. Nowadays, it is the way that is more in production than the tradition.

Since the ending output is fantastic, impressive and sophisticated, the result in a dark place is that of a shining look. These paintings can restore the walls of your home resulting in a fantastic style finish. You can also gift these to your loved ones for any complete occasions.

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The style of the art ought to be recorded and preserved, for such works are true specimens of Art. The old distinction of Tanjore paintings is not lost. They stand as high places in the art history.

It is, needless to say, that such an art work is destined to give immense pleasure. Wherever, it may obtain the setting, augmenting a storehouse of Art treasures, while removing of displaying none. For the focus, it is crucial in all aristocratic mansions as a specimen of the finest art.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
8th Aug 2013 (#)

amazing art and page, thank you sukkran..

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author avatar sukkran
9th Aug 2013 (#)

glad to know you like it. thanks delicia.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
8th Aug 2013 (#)

You are right, this art is unique and should be preserved.

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author avatar Mike Robbers
8th Aug 2013 (#)

Very beautiful art, Sukkran!

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author avatar sukkran
9th Aug 2013 (#)

thanks friend

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author avatar redvakaurvaki
8th Aug 2013 (#)

Wonderful art!

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author avatar sukkran
9th Aug 2013 (#)

thank you

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
8th Aug 2013 (#)

marvellous historical data and the pics are stunning...thank you sukkran...

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author avatar sukkran
9th Aug 2013 (#)

it is nice, you like my page. thank you carolina.

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author avatar Mariah
8th Aug 2013 (#)

Fantastic article sukkran, stunning artwork images.
The video is awesome both the artwork and the music.
Thank you for a most interesting and enjoyable presentation.

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author avatar vpaulose
9th Aug 2013 (#)

Star post. Thank you Sukkran.

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author avatar sukkran
22nd Aug 2013 (#)

appriciate your visit paulose. thanks

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author avatar Trillionaire
10th Aug 2013 (#)

Thanks.

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author avatar sukkran
22nd Aug 2013 (#)

thank you for your visit, trillionaire

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22nd Aug 2013 (#)

I'm really fascinated by, any cast ...

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22nd Aug 2013 (#)

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