Handmade Kerala Mural of Shiva
Handpainted. Traditional Kerala mural painting showing Lord Shiva in a meditative posture. The paintings are usually done on canvas, using vibrant acrylic colours with tremendous detailing of the elements chosen as the subject. Best framed and mounted.
- Material Acrylic paint on Canvas
- Weight 500gm
- Height 20.00inchHeight 50.8cm
- Width 15.00inchWidth 38.1cm
- Depth 0.10inchDepth 0cm
Disclaimer: Being handcrafted, the actual item may differ slightly from the image shown. This painting is sold without a frame. The framed image is for illustration only
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Highlights:Handpainted. Traditional Kerala mural painting showing Lord Shiva in a meditative posture. The paintings are usually done on canvas, using vibrant acrylic colours with tremendous detailing of the elements chosen as the subject. Best framed and mounted.
The story behind the art:Kerala mural paintings trace their origins back to the 8th century AD. They portray vivid images of chracters and episodes from mythology, preserving traditions, and forming a bridge with the past. The scriptual basis of this art form can be found in the Chithrasoothram, a book written about 1500 years back in Sanskrit. This book has about 287 short verses and is probably one of the most detailed books on painting that exist today. There are five colours (panchavarna) that dominate Kerala mural paintings. They are yellow, green, red, black and white, and represent the "gunas" or qualities of human nature, i.e., sattvik (harmony or balance), rajasik (passion or desire) and tamasik (dark or resistant). Initially done on temple walls, the paintings are now done on canvas and hence can be made available to connoisseurs worldwide.
About the artist:M SUJITH
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Returns Policy:Returns accepted in case of the rare occurence of damage in transit, or incorrect item shipped, only if requested within 48 hours of delivery