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Home>>East India>>West Bengal>>Art-Crafts>>Kalighat Paintings

Kalighat Paintings

Kalighat Paintings

Kalighat Paintings, Kalighat Paintings art and craft, Kalighat Paintings art of West Bangal, Kalighat Paintings Arts & Crafts In West Bangal, West Bangal Arts Crafts, Arts Crafts of West Bangal India, Famous Arts & Crafts of West Bangal IndiaThe name Kalighat comes from the place where the artists originally set up their practice, around Kalighat Temple in Kolkata on the banks of the Hooghly. Kalighat Paintings is a typical style of watercolor on paper, which has its roots in cultural upheavals of 19th century colonial Bengal. The painting helps us understand the mode of life at the time of its design and immortalize events which would otherwise be lost to future generations. This peculiar type of painting is followed by the artists belonging to the Patua community.

The paintings shows scenes from Hindu mythologies, in the beginning and were later replaced by themes showing the British rule in India. Nowadays, the artists use both religious themes and social themes. Images of birds, animals, snakes and fishes are also found in the paintings.

 

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