Tanjore Painting by Nishitha Naidu on November 24th in Hyderabad

Ms. Nishitha Naidu (@artbynishithanaidu) is an Artist well versed in Tanjore Painting based out of Hyderabad. She would be taking up this workshop on Tanjore Painting for a day.

Tanjore paintings are characterized by rich, flat and vivid colors, simple iconic composition, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces or very rarely precious and semi-precious gems. In Thanjavur paintings one can see the influence of Deccani, Vijayanagar, Maratha and even European or Company styles of painting. Essentially serving as devotional icons, the subjects of most paintings are Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints. Episodes from Hindu Puranas, Sthala-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 (mostly within an architecturally delineated space such as a mantapa or prabhavali) surrounded by several subsidiary figures, themes and subjects. There are also many instances when Jain, Sikh, Muslim, other religious and even secular subjects were depicted in Tanjore paintings.




Steps of making Tanjore paintings.

  • Board Preparation/ ready made Canvas board
  • Tracing of a required subject ( we are taking peacock )
  • Muck work 
  • Cone work
  • Sticking stones 
  • Gold foil
  • Coloring

Materials Provided:

  • Chalk Powder and Tamarind Seed Powder (Molding Paste)
  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Cotton Fabric or else canvas board
  • Printout (Elephant or Peacock) and carbon paper
  • Gems/Semi Precious Stones or Kundan
  • Pencils
  • Jack Fruit Wood/ canvas board
  • Polishing Stone and Emery Sheet
  • Gum and Fevicol
  • Gold
The venue is Air Conditioned with comfortable seating and furniture with an audio system. The following will also be provided as part of the workshop.
  • Art Materials
  • Lunch
  • Beverages

Date : November 24th, 2018
Timings : 10 am to 4pm
Cost : Rs.2250/-
Location :


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