Tanjore painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Tanjore and spread across the adjoining places of Tamilnadu. The art form draws its immediate resources and inspiration from way back about 1600 AD, chiefly, classical dance and musicas well as literature, both in Telugu and Tamil and painting of chiefly Hindu religious subjects in temples. However, it can safely be surmised that Tanjore painting, as we know it now, originated in the Maratha court of Tanjore (1676 - 1855). It has been recognized as a Geographical indication by the Government of India in 2007-08.
TANJORE PAINTING A DIVINE CONNECT:
Essentially serving as devotional icons, the subjects of most paintings are Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints.. There are also many instances when Jain, Sikh, Muslim, other religious and even secular subjects were depicted in Tanjore paintings. "Such is Tanjore Paintings relationship with God: on God's Leelas of various Avatars, the Artist is the one throwing all 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. God is the one with the paintbrush who stands beside the Artist's canvass filling all the intricate and amazing details in between the vivid colours and the glittering gold foils! They're happy together!".The prayer of a Tanjore Artist, is a thought, a remembrance, a whisper, a communion, which is from the soul going to what cannot be seen, yet it can move Gods! Before ever being put onto canvass or Painting!"
STYLES OF TANJORE PAINTING:
Tanjore Painting comes in classic, embossed, and unique finishes. Painting Frame enhances beauty of painting.
Dakshin Tanjore Arts, are with a dedicated team of artists in and around Tanjore, Chettinadu . We ensure the quality without compromising the traditional approach in it. We offer wide collection of Tanjore Paintings, in different sizes, frames, mythological stories along with customization Paintings. Tailor makes the frame of your choice from our collection of wooden frames.
We humbly declare that our paintings are unique and we follow the traditional approach in making of the painting. We focus on the beauty of the face and smiling expression and put lot of efforts on the "eyes". Every painting for us, irrespective of the size is a divine work. We ensure that once the painting is complete, the God's smile with innate beauty, grace and beatific smile. The painting which adores the houses and homes are a reflection of the blessings of the divine and we humbly make sincere efforts to ensure that every painting of ours reflects the above sentiments. Our Artists are well trained and have a deep experience and great knowledge of the intricacies of Tanjore Paintings. They have a great sense of visualization which enables them to translate the images in the customer's heart in to beautiful paintings. Out artists have a great flag for choices of colours and specialize in giving exemplary background to each painting be it a Chubby Lord Krishna embracing a beautiful cow or majestic Goddess Durga seated in a traditional Simhavahanam. Some of the specialities of our Artists include Parvathy and Parmeshwara, seated on the majestic Rishabhavahana, the entire family of Lord Rama, in full glory and splendor in the Patabhisekham of Lord Rama.
We declare that we use only original materials, High Quality 24-carat gold foil, to ensure that every painting of ours, acquires the status of family heirloom, which is happily passed on to generations. We shall be happy to be of service to our prospective customers, who are, but extended member of our family.