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arumugam57
10-15-2003, 09:34 PM
[highlight=blue:a076aa3565]All Hindu Gods made in traditional Tanjore Style with gold paint[/highlight:a076aa3565]

http://www.geetham.net/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=60http://www.geetham.net/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=59http://www.geetham.net/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=58

aburvaraagam
10-15-2003, 09:48 PM
Awesome :b:

vedha79
11-11-2003, 08:05 PM
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arumugam the pictures are good. i've too done a tanjore painting. but i don't have any photos or painting with me now. or else i could have put it in geetham.

do u have tanjore paintings pictures of ganapathy? try to get it. if u have any other pictures plz post it. i too wil try to get some pictures apart from these.
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vedha79
11-12-2003, 06:16 PM
LORD KRISHNA
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LORD SHIVA AND GODDESS PARVATHI
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vedha79
11-12-2003, 06:20 PM
LORD GANESH
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GODDESS SARSWATHI
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vedha79
11-12-2003, 06:27 PM
LORD MURUGAN
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LORD VENKATESWARA AND GODDESS ANDAL
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vennai1
11-12-2003, 09:15 PM
vedha ...hmm... nalla paintings... good work :b: :b: :clap:

by the way, can someone explain speciality and history of

tanjore paintings... :think:

nandri. :clap:

jksindhu2002
11-14-2003, 06:35 PM
6face,

Can you say from where did you get this pictures? My co-sister know Tanjore paintings and she is very much very much interested in those things. Could you give me the site name pls...This will be helpful for her.

muralipr
11-14-2003, 06:51 PM
All pictures are very good

vedha79
11-26-2003, 05:44 PM
HISTORY OF TANJORE PAINTING

Tracing its roots to the historical golden era of the early 18th century, Tanjore artwork is one of the many indigenous art forms for which India is noted. Originating in Tanjore about 300 kms from Chennai( Madras). This form of art developed at the height of cultural evolvement achieved during that period.

An extraordinary visual amalgamation of both art and craft, Tanjore paintings mainly consist of themes on Hindu gods and goddesses. The characteristics of the Tanjore paintings are its brilliant colour schemes, decorative jewellery with stones and cut glasses and its larger-than-life figures. The themes are mostly mythological, with figures of Lord Krishna in various poses and depicting various stages of his life being the most favourite. Today people are experimenting with birds, animals, building structures and other subjects.

Crafted with meticulous care the Thanjavoor (Tanjore) pictures are unique. What sets them apart from Indian paintings in general are the embellishments made over the basic drawings with precious and semi-precious stones as well as the relief work which gives them a three dimensional effect. The pictures are of various sizes, ranging from huge works spanning whole walls to small miniatures no longer than 6-inch square.

The paintings decorate the puja rooms in residences, orcades in major hotels and lobbies in Corporate Offices. They also make nice gifts for Diwali, Weddings and other special occasions.

ART OF CREATING TANJORE PAINTINGS


These paintings are remarkable in its step-by-step creation from the actual canvas board to the final touches. Adorned with rubies, diamonds and other precious gemstones, and trimmed with gold foil, Tanjore paintings were actually speaking-- treasures. Nowadays, however semi precious stones are used in place of real ones, but the use of gold foil has not altered.

The 'canvas' for a Tanjore painting is usually a plank of wood over which a layer of cloth is pasted. The cloth is coated with lime paste and smoothened by rubbing with a smooth stone till the overlay is smooth, levelled and even. Now, the canvas is ready for painting.

On this canvas, the artist draws a detailed pencil-sketch.

Layers of paste made from glue (obtained from neem trees) and limestone are moulded and applied on the canvas to create a three-dimensional effect in embellishing and ornamentating a theme.

Selected gems of varies hues, are inlaid onto this layer of paste. Gold leaves are affixed on selected areas. The shine and glean on the gold leaves used by the tanjore style paintings, will last forever.

selpra
11-26-2003, 05:54 PM
the pictures are very nice, good work , arumugam and vedha.

sabeshan
11-26-2003, 09:05 PM
Originating in Tanjore about 300 kms from Chennai( Madras), which was the then capital of the Gupta empire

Hello!! Guptas ruled North India and never even came close to Central India, leave alone South India. Please check ur posts before your submit them. As far as I know the Nayaks ruled Thanjavur during the 18th Century.

vedha79
11-27-2003, 02:29 PM
Originating in Tanjore about 300 kms from Chennai( Madras), which was the then capital of the Gupta empire

Hello!! Guptas ruled North India and never even came close to Central India, leave alone South India. Please check ur posts before your submit them. As far as I know the Nayaks ruled Thanjavur during the 18th Century.

heh sabeshan i am sorry about that. i sure read it before posting. but i am really bad at history. so i didn't know it was wrong.

katteri
11-27-2003, 04:42 PM
Hi
These tanjore painiting became famous only in 18 the century when Raja saraboji ruled.But there are also information that these paintings wre started during reign of raja raja cholan.
Those who have seen the temple (atleast by photo) cant imagine that the the whole structure is hollow.Visitors are not allowed to the first floor (upon special recomendations and influences i have been there lot of times).In the first floor u can see the sculptures (which shows 108 dancing positons- thats wht iwas told i m not knowledgeable person in dance.).Second floor is what people say these drawings are kept , i havent seen them only one person in my family has seen it .. he descirbes that the leaves, jarikai portraying the paint are made of gold .. there are also rumours that soem ravi vermas painting are there.
If anyone wishes to c let me know b4 2 months so that i can arrange (only upto 1 st floor and not more than 4 people please) only indians are allowed.
More information about the paintings is available in saraswathi mahal...and palace .People who often visit temple forget/neglect to visit saraswathi mahal.which has lots of information .
.Gupta didnt came only marati kings came here, If u need further info let me know ..Raja raja cholan was the first king to promote democracy ,history has also forgotten kundavai nachiyar sister of raja raja cholan....who played a major role in shapping rajendra cholan (see vandharkal vendrakal for further info by mathan)
My uncle b4 three years was destructing few of his cultivable lands where he has got loads of moulds for arrows(of raja raja cholan era) ASi have taken some

venkmal
06-29-2004, 11:38 AM
i also have done one ஆலிலை க்ருஷ்ணா tanjore paitings. Vedha please can u give me instructions are from where i can get the materails from chennai
waiting for reply

Shy
06-29-2004, 04:59 PM
venkmal... vedha is in vacation right now... she can reply only when shes back :)

Shy

anitam
06-29-2004, 06:12 PM
Arumugam,

Thanks for posting awesome pics of tanjore paintings... I like it very much.. Amma romba nalla paint pannuvanga.. but i don't have patience to do such things.. i just enjoy those one..

Thanks vedha..

Ashok_Taurus
07-16-2004, 04:52 PM
Hi...
I am very happy and proud to post my mother's tanjore paintings...she is some what a professional painter..but i feel her paintings look awesome...
Please take a look at them....
http://www.geetham.net/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=730
http://www.geetham.net/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=731

vasan
07-16-2004, 05:27 PM
Wow... Beautiful paintings Ashok.

Very professional and wonderfully done.. :P

Vasan

vennai1
07-16-2004, 08:33 PM
ashok, nicely done ! :clap: :b:

reposted : as sometimes the above pics dont show up ! :?
http://www.geetham.net/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=731
http://www.geetham.net/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=730

RaasuKutty
07-16-2004, 10:13 PM
Ashok,

The pics r awesome.. my heartful wishes to ur mother.. :b: :b:

Shy
07-18-2004, 03:09 PM
Ashok !!!

Great Paintings !!! Very professional and awesome !!!

Best Wishes to ur mom :b:

BTW, welcome to geetham !!, Hope u have a nice time here !

Shy