Uttam Chitrakar from West Bengal
Kalighat Painting - Mahakal Rudra
The painting is an interpretation to mythological tale of Lord Shiva burning Kamadeva with his devastating third eye. Shiva was angry wih Kamadeva for arousing his desire for sexual pleasure while he was still under deep meditation. Kamadeva and Rati, his wife, on the request of Lord Brahma visited Lord Shiva to stop his penance by creating sexual desire and passion inside him. It is believed that by using his love-arrows, Kamadeva managed to bring the spring season to Kailash. Replete with flowers, birds and bees, the environment in Kailash was transformed to a romantic paradise. However, this angered Shiva and in his rage he opens his third eye and burns Kamadeva to ashes.This piece of art captures the tale beautifully. The painting is made on paper and comes without frame.
- Package Content : 1 Painting
|Size of Painting||56 cm x 77 cm|
|Material Used||Handmade Paper|
The Kalighat Painting was originated in West Bengal in 19th century around Kalibari temple in Kolkata. These paintings get patronage from people who have been inspired by modern thoughts and aesthetics. The art is not restricted to only religious themes. They often depict different interpretation to mythology and contemporary events in their own unique way. Kalighat paintings are produced with variety of water based, opaque colours on paper.
This is made by the local artist Uttam Chitrakar from West Bengal.
Product Note :This product is hand-painted / handcrafted by the artisans. Hence, there is a possibility of slight variations in colour or designs. The asymmetry present in handmade product makes it truly unique and beautiful.