KRISHNA LILA - DASHAVATAR
Evolution of life forms on earth In Pattachitra Style
A Pattachitra rendition depicting the Raas Leela and Dashavatar on one canvas.
Dating back to the 12th century AD, this art form was traditionally made on fabric or leaves while the colors were extracted from natural stones, conches and lamp soot. The motifs are typically mythological in nature with emotive facial expressions and were originally used as offerings to the Lord Jagganath.
The painting is done by Pramod Kumar Maharana, a veteran Pattachitra artist of Odisha State.