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Crafts of India — Kalighat Painting( west Bengal)

Mystical Oriental Kalighat Paintings from the Heart of Bengal

Madhavi Verma Kalighat Painting( west Bengal)

Mystical Oriental Kalighat Paintings from the Heart of Bengal

If you ever visit the famous Kalighat temple of Kolkata you can still chance upon a couple of painters working upon intricate life forms on paper. Oblivious to the din around them the painters seem lost in a mystical world of their own. A look at their craft will remind you of the paintings on cloth which were the signature style of the Bengal of yore. The paintings of Kalighat have a chequered history and reflect a delightful blend of the traditional oriental art with Indian occidental influences. Kalighat Paintings: The Story of their Origin When the British invaded India...

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