Horses | Odisha Pattachitra Painting | A3 Frame
This framed A3 size Odisha Pattachitra on tussar silk cloth depicts galloping horses in different postures and in different moods.
A formal and symbolic representation of the animal is visible throughout India’s long history. Indo-Aryans used horses and chariots as their main means of transport and war. In pre-colonial India, horses were used in wars, hunts and rituals. Historically horses were only property of royalty. The Marwari horses found their place as the most prized of war horses. This made the possession of a Marwari horse a ruler’s prestige. In this painting horses represent strength, success, peace and progress.
- Size: 11.69 Inch x 16.53 Inch
- Price is for framed painting.
- Handpainted in Odisha Pattachitra art style on tussar silk cloth
- Painted with natural handmade colours.
- Brass chain at the back to hang the framed painting on the wall and to make sure it stays on the wall for years to come
- Artist: Pramod Kumar Maharana
The creation of the Pattachitra paintings is a disciplined art form. The Pattachitra artists use naturally available raw materials to bring about indigenous paints. The chitrakars maintain rigidity in their use of colours and patterns, restricting the colours to a single tone.In silk painting, the painter controls the movement of pigment within boundaries such as a resist on the silk. Brushes become much less important because the dye will move on the silk after it is placed there. Because the dyes flow so freely on silk, the job of the silk painter is to control the movement of the pigment on the silk rather than its placement. The final step is giving a protective coating. The cloth is given a lacquer coating to protect from the effects of nature and give a glazed varnished look.
Painting by Pramod Kumar Maharana, a veteran Pattachitra artist of Odisha State.