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What is the unique feature of Tanjore paintings?

April 3, 2017

This question was posted on Quora (link here). This article is a reproduction of the answer given by our founder.

  1. The unique feature of Tanjore Painting is its 3-D property. Let us explain it further. Tanjore Painting is the only painting to have EMBOSS on it. That is, the painting has areas…

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Nataraja Tanjore Art Shield - An age old Art form thriving till date

November 5, 2016

Nataraja Tanjore Art shield/ Art Plate:

Nataraja  is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic ecstatic dancer. His dance is called Tandavam or Nadanta, depending on the context of the dance


The shield is made of pure Silver, Brass and Copper. The central subject (Nataraja here) is m…

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Some interesting facts about Tanjore Paintings that you may not have heard about

June 24, 2016

 

How about some really interesting facts about Tanjore Paintings?

 

1. Thanjavur Paintings always have a story to tell, they predominantly portray Hindu gods, goddesses and saints. Episodes taken from Hindu Puranas, Sthala-puranas and other religious texts were visually interpreted, …

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How Tanjore Paintings evolved over time & contribution of Chola Impressions

June 23, 2016

Necessity is the mother of invention. And that's what exactly the modern day artists have effected changes to the age old Tanjore Painting. The methodologies have evolved over time. Find out how:


Thanjavur paintings that are made in the present day is not with the …

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