Pattachitra-Leaf motif

By | April 29, 2018

My love and interest for folk art has brought me today, to Orissa’s Pattachitra art form. Today I tried my hand at motif drawing. However no Pattachitra is complete without the decorative borders, but today have not tried my hand at drawing those.A little history about Pattachitra in the next paragraphs.

A little history behind it:
Pattachitra is a term for traditional, cloth-based scroll painting, based in the eastern Indian state, Orissa. Most of these paintings depict stories of Hindu deities.

All colours used in the Paintings are natural and paintings are made fully old traditional way by Chitrakaras that is Oriya Painter. Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest forms.

The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly traditional stories. All the paintings are given decorative borders. The painters use vegetable and mineral colours without going for factory made poster colours.

Hoping to bring more drawings from this Art form for you guys.

Happy Drawing!

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