Leaf Krishna – Tanjore Painting

In this magnificent painting, Lord Krishna is floating on the water, sucking his toes after the deluge (pralayam) which destroyed the corrupt Universe.The style of rendition of the Lord Krishna is mesmerizing and it gives a time- honored finish to the painting. The colors and the design patterns used for the water and the banyan […]

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Leaf Krishna – Tanjore Painting

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In this magnificent painting, Lord Krishna is floating on the water, sucking his toes after the deluge (pralayam) which destroyed the corrupt Universe.The style of rendition of the Lord Krishna is mesmerizing and it gives a time- honored finish to the painting. The colors and the design patterns used for the water and the banyan leaf are appropriate. The expression on Lord Krishna’s face brings...

In this magnificent painting, Lord Krishna is floating on the water, sucking his toes after the deluge (pralayam) which destroyed the corrupt Universe.The style of rendition of the Lord Krishna is mesmerizing and it gives a time- honored finish to the painting.

The colors and the design patterns used for the water and the banyan leaf are appropriate. The expression on Lord Krishna’s face brings out the emotion.
Knee length garland, the ornaments adorning the hair-do, the embedded tanjore stones and the gold leaves puts in a sparkle to the painting.

About Tanjore Painting

  • Tanjore painting is a form of painting, with a unique style which originated in Tanjavoor.
  • The creation of this painting involves a lot of dedication and several stages of meticulous art work.
  • These paintings are known for their surface richness, vivid colors, compact composition and breathtaking beauty. It comes in three finishes- normal, antique and embossed.
  • A typical Tanjore painting would consist of one main figure, usually a deity, with a well-rounded face, body and oval shaped eyes. The main figure would be enclosed using arches, curtains etc.
  • The paintings are decorated by gilded and gem-set technique, a technique where 22 ct gold leaves & sparkling tanjore stones are used to highlight certain aspects of the painting like ornaments, dresses etc.
  • Usages of 24ct Gold and real tanjore precious stones give a glowing radiance to the painting and the shine of the gold leaves lasts forever.