Tanjore Laxmi by unknown artist

Tanjore Laxmi by unknown artist

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Title :        Laxmi - Tanjore painting
Artist :      unknown
Medium:  Paint and gold leaf on board in old wooden frame
Size :        17" x 23"
Year :        2015

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Tanjore or Thanjavur painting is a classical South Indian style with a long heritage and distinguished by its famous gold coating. These paintings on board are characterised by rich and vivid colors, simple iconic composition, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and sometimes semi-precious gems. The subjects of most paintings are Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints. Episodes from Hindu Puranas and other religious texts were visualised, sketched or traced and painted with the main figure or figures placed in the central section of the picture surrounded by several subsidiary figures.

This piece is from the town of Thanjavur, and is set in an old window frame.