Subject: Kangra Pahari Miniature Art
Paint Material: Opaque stone & gold colors
Base Material: Handmade Paper (unframed)
Size: 6 in. wide and 8.5 in. tall (15 cms X 21.5 cms)
Age: Modern Handmade Art
Country of origin: India
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Add a festive touch to your home with the beauty of this exquisitely detailed & stunningly beautiful handmade miniature art made in the style of the Kangra Pahari school.
Kangra painting is the pictorial art of Kangra, named after Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, a former princely state, which patronized the art. Pahari paintings, as the name suggests, were paintings executed in the hilly regions of India, in the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. It is in the development and modification of Pahari paintings, that the Kangra School features. Kangra paintings belong to the school of Pahari paintings that were patronized by the Rajput rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries.
The striking feature of Kangra paintings is the naturalistic style, and great attention paid to detail. The Kangra paintings feature flowering plants and creepers, and architectural elements of the time. The Kangra painters employed cool and fresh colors and with the lyrical blending of form and color.
The focal theme of Kangra painting is Shringar (the erotic sentiment). The subjects seen in Kangra painting exhibit the taste and the traits of the life style of the society of that period.
Ragamala paintings illustrate poetic verses associated with musical modes, images of yogis & yoginis infuse music and painting, love and pleasure with divinity, lifting aesthetic delectation into a more serious register. Traditionally in India, musicians do not perform written compositions. Instead, a musician’s every performance is a unique improvisation on a “framework” of musical patterns called a raga or ragini. A raga or ragini is defined by the mood it conveys. A complete set of ragas and raginis was called a ragamala (or garland of ragas).
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