NAVARASA - Set of 9 Mural Paintings
Nine Emotions are depicted with artistic mastery by Keral Mural Artist
This set of Kerala Mural paintings, inspired by Navarasa - the nine emotions. Nine faces are made on nine separate canvases (each canvas 4 x 6 inches). An ideal souvenir to be treasured for a lifetime. The murals of Kerala unfathomably stand out for their prominence in beauty, clarity and symmetry with unmatchable linear accuracy. The peculiarity of Kerala murals is their simple and thematic presentation of idealistic reproduction of humans, animals and trees with technical excellence, illustrated with rich and delicate strokes, hued with bright colours which epitomize Kerala Murals. The murals palette consists of five colours or Panchvarna namely, yellow, red, green, black and white, prepared from mineral pigments and vegetables. These paintings belong to a distinguished lineage with its tradition carries influences from Ajanta. The themes are depicted using common iconographic symbols from the Puranas like Ramayana and Mahabharatafrom the Hindu mythology, which is illustrated highly with brilliance stylistically.
The classical dance form of Bharatnatyam is characterised by the clear classification of Navarasas and how to emote them with mudras and facial expressions. Our Navarasas Frame set will help you and your family play-act and capture these emotions and frame them for posterity!
Create or capture images in the traditional ways of Bharatnatyam Natya Navarasa and traditional Indian ethnic imagery or modern moods and expressionism and frame them - one rasa at a time or all nine together in your living room or study!
Nava means "Nine" and Rasa is often translated as "mood", "emotion", "expression" or "sentiment". The Navarasa, in the scriptures refer to the nine expressions that humans often show. These are love (shringaara), laughter (haasya), kind-heartedness or compassion (karuna), anger (roudra), courage (veera), fear (bhayaanaka), disgust (bheebhatsya), wonder or surprise (adbhutha) and peace or tranquility (shaantha)
The painting is done by Biju Panapuzha, the Mural Artist from Kerala.