Materials required for Tanjore Paintings Video

Tanjore Painting is a precious art of India. The video displayed today, details about the origin of Tanjore Paintings and the materials required for Tanjore Paintings. the Chola dynasty developed this art in a part of Tamil Nadu in India. From there it spread to all over India. Paintings of Gods and Goddesses like Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna,Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvati could be found among them.

As the art has flourished, paintings of other Gods and other things have also been made. But still till date Gods are the major theme of interest. The video details about the materials used for making the Tanjore paintings. This video is from Nimibirla, and is a real good one. It will definitely going to provide much knowledge about how to start with Tanjore Paintings.

Chek out the video below:-

I hope you liked the video. Tanjore Painting will soon be back with yet another informative article on this beautiful art.

Keep a check on Wikipedia for Tanjore Paintings

Hello and welcome back. Tanjore Painting is a great art in itself. The art is immortal, and so are the craze for them. We all know that Wikipedia is the best encyclopedia for any information we need. I was recently checking the site for information about Tanjore paintings.

The article of Tanjore Painting at Wikipedia, is a nice one. Though it is short, and could be elaborated with more details regarding, gallery's of Tanjore Paintings, Origin and current scenario of these paintings. But still it provide the information in compact and decent form.

Keep a tab on this link, as the articles on Wikipedia are always getting modified and expanded, so as to incorporate more relevant and correct information. The article of Tanjore Painting is a stub right now, but soon it will be a exhaustive one, so keep checking the link.

That's it for now. Will be back soon with more information on Tanjore Paintings.

Price of Tanjore Paintings

Welcome to Tanjore Painting. A very common occurring question, that I faced from my friends and readers was regarding the price of Tanjore Paintings. The question was so common and yet essential, that I decided to come up with this article.

The price for Tanjore Paintings vary from provider to provider. There are many factors which contribute to it. Some of them are provided below:-

  1. Complexity of the work done on the painting.
  2. The amount of decoration stones used in the Tanjore Painting.
  3. The cost of the decoration stones used, mostly Jaipur stones are used for decoration.
  4. The amount of Gold Foil used on the painting, if pure Gold foil is used (which must be used in practice), then the price of the painting will be somewhat high.
  5. The size of the painting. The larger the size, the larger is the amount of precious stones and Gold Foil used for it.
  6. If the size is very small, then also due to complex work in that small size, the price may go up.
  7. The artist and material cost is different in different places.
  8. The provider of these paintings may be a very renowned one, and may ask some extra for his royalty and name in the market.

If you want to learn to make Tanjore Paintings, and want to know the price for it. Then you need to check out local art teaching centers for the prices. It depends entirely upon the institutes that how much they charge. It is a beautiful art, and makes very beautiful homes when decorated by Tanjore Paintings.

Designs, Pictures, Sketches and Cities

Hello everyone at Tanjore Paintings, recently I have been checking the craze of Tanjore Paintings in the Indian Cities. And to my appreciation, I found that the Tanjore Paintings and arts are very much sought in cities like Chennai, Madurai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Erode, Calcutta, Vishakapatnam, Delhi etc. I also found that in smaller cities like Lucknow, Kanpur, Indore, Puri, Bhopal, Surat, etc. there were people who want to learn this art.

I checked with almost all of my relatives in different cities about their knowledge of this art, and their willingness to learn it. The answer was very positive. It is good to see that Indian culture is appreciated among Indians. I don't know about foreigners, but still believe that, they will also adore it, if they come in touch with it.

The pictures, designs and sketches for Tanjore Paintings, are available at the art learning centers at respective cities. There are many art teaching centers in almost every city, and Tanjore Pantings are a core part of almost every art and paintings teaching center. You may also take print out of the sketches and designs which are displayed in the galleries on this blog.
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Lord Krishna Gallery

Gallery of Lord Krishna Paintings

Hi, and welcome back to Tanjore painting, today I will be be displaying a gallery of Tanjore paintings with the theme of Lord Krishna.

These paintings depicts the life of Lord Krishna in various forms, like child hood, with mother, stealing makhan (butter), etc. The gallery is provided below:-

Lord Krishna with mother (Tanjore Painting)


Lord Krishna child hood Tanjore Painting
 Tanjore Painting of Lord Krishna with a cow
 Tanjore Painting of Lord Krishna steeling butter (mahkhan)

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Theme of Tanjore Paintings

The Tanjore paintings are from an era, when the culture of Indian paintings was very rich. The paintings normally consist scriptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. This can be attributed to the fact that, these paintings came in the time of Nayaks, and were later continued and supported by the rulers of various dynasties. This has helped this art to be alive till date, and has helped a very precious Indian art intact.
Paintings of Gods and Goddesses like Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Parvati could be found among them. Though as teh art has flourished, paintings of other Gods and other things have also been made. But still till date, the major area of interest are the Gods.
The major paintings are of Lord Krishna, and his childhood pranks. Those pranks normally called Ras Leela in local language, has been a common recurring theme for the Tanjore Paintings. The paintings show a great affection to these Gods, and show the strength of Indian Culture. The Tanjore images are normally of Gods and Goddesses, and the figures in these paintings is usually large, with the faces round and divine.
As the growth of this form of painting, now the faces of Gods are no longer large and round. But has changed according to the local belief and vision of the people. Later more deities of various other Gods has also be depicted in these paintings.
The thing that is of importance today is the style and method of these paintings. This is attracting various people all over India to learn this style and make their own paintings. It is rich Indian style and must be preserved by the people.
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The Fame of Tanjore Paintings

The Tanjore Paintings have always been appreciated for their hard work, and the glossy look that they achieve due to the gold foil work done on them. The paintings are noted for the adornment which is done in the form of Jaipur stones, Gold foil, other precious stones and glass pieces.
The artistic work on them has always attracted people to give them a adorable look, and compelled art lovers to buy these paintings. The richness of the colors, the theme of Gods and Goddesses, and the great artistic work, have all combined together to make these paintings a masterpiece.
The reason that the Tanjore paintings are so irresistible, and the divine look due to the themes of Gods and Goddess on these paintings, have caused the people to use these paintings for a variety of purposes. The most common places where The Tanjore Paintings find places are:-
  • Puja rooms in houses
  • Bed Rooms
  • Dining Halls
  • Stair Case Wall
  • Study Room
  • Corridors
  • Marriage hall
  • Reception Hall
  • lobbies
  • Gifts, etc.
The Lord Krishna is a prominent figure in these paintings,and makes a perfect reason to buy a painting for a puja ghar at home. They add beauty and culture to the place they are attached to.
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