In Tamil Nadu
Which is the South Indian form of painting that originated in the town of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu this art form uses gold foils and precious jewels to depict paintings of gods goddesses and saints?
THANJAVUR PAINTINGS . Thanjavur paintings have decorated the walls of temples, palaces and homes since the Chola Dynasty (17th century). They are deeply rooted in tradition…. These paintings are done on a wooden board on which layering of clay will give a three-dimensional embossed effect. 22 carat gold leaf is pasted on the top, which gives a rich look to the painting. The drawing of the figures is majestic and robust, and the eyes are almond shaped. The portrayal of the figures in the paintings is breathtakingly brilliant Thanjavur was the ancient capital of the Cholas. The Chola kings were great patrons of art and lavished their wealth for promoting art and architecture. They built most of Thanjavur's 93 temples. These temples reflect exclusive Chola culture, in their architecture and art. Visiting Thanjavur is something like visiting a live museum. Every road and corner breathes history and heritage. Culture is in the air in Thanjavur, which is in Tamil Nadu. The Cholas, Nayaks and Sarfojis who ruled here are forever to be thanked for their monumental contribution to the culture of India. Temples, idols, paintings, art worksâ¦ Thanjavur is like Rome in Europe or Egypt in Africa. The place has received international recognition and attention for its rare monuments. UNESCO has declared the awesome Brihadeeswara Temple, a World Heritage Monument. A visit to Thanjavur is a visit to the cradle of history. (MORE)