“Don’t be scared or sorry as these are the ways of destiny...”, this was the last words of Krishna as told to Jara, a hunter mistook former’s feet to be a deer and accidentally shot him with the arrow. The painting beautifully depicts this story. For, Krishna knew the law of Karma is universal. Even gods and avatars are subject to it. Vibrant colours — predominantly green, crimson, grey, mustard, black and white of the painting— create a dazzling effect. The jewelleries and ornamentation on the body and garments of the figures are created by fine white lines. The paintings are traditionally made from handmade paper, backed with cloth. This painting will add beauty and brightness to your ethnic corner at your home- in the living room.
Scroll painting or PattaChitra is a notable art form, coming from the tribal villages of West Bengal. These scrolls were visual accompaniments to stories told through songs and ballads. The Ramayan, tribal folklore and many other mythological stories have come alive with these beautifully illustrated scrolls. These paintings are traditionally made with natural mineral and vegetable colors. Delightful and eartthy, these paintings reflect the ancient tradition of story telling in India.
Artist : Suman Chitrakar, the Patua Artist from West Bengal.