Reforming Divinity by Navya Singh in Noida

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Reforming Divinity by Navya Singh in Noida

Reforming Divinity

In a vibrant canvas, the essence of Kalighat painting emerges, capturing the essence of 19th-century Bengal's artistic revolution. Against a backdrop reminiscent of the era's upheaval and the looming prospect of resistance against the British, this recently discovered masterpiece encapsulates the essence of social transformation and artistic rebellion. At the heart of the canvas, Lord Ganesha, the revered deity, sits serenely upon the lap of Mother Goddess Parvati. Their divine presence radiates a sense of tranquility, despite the tumultuous times reflected in the painting's historical context. The intricate details of their portrayal, executed with flawless strokes and meticulous brushwork, evoke a sense of reverence and spirituality. Surrounding this divine duo are two men, perhaps servants, exuding an aura of humble devotion. Their presence adds a touch of earthly realism to the ethereal setting, creating a harmonious balance between the celestial and the mundane. Flanking the scene, two majestic elephants stand tall, symbolizing strength, wisdom, and auspiciousness, enhancing the divine aura enveloping Lord Ganesha and Mother Parvati. The canvas, echoing the distinctive traits of Kalighat artistry, employs simple yet bold strokes to outline the characters, emphasizing their expressions and gestures. The vibrant colors, crafted from humble paint pigments, infuse life into the figures and the surrounding space. This technique, characteristic of Kalighat paintings, captures attention with its raw simplicity and artistic brilliance. Amidst the divine depiction, the painting subtly alludes to its origin's societal consciousness. These paintings, initially centered around gods and goddesses, evolved into potent tools for social reform. Within the folds of this masterpiece, one can discern the underlying message of societal commentary. It portrays the juxtaposition of affluent zamindars indulging in revelry and excesses, juxtaposed with the portrayal of priests and police officials in compromising situations—a poignant critique of societal disparities and moral hypocrisies prevalent during that era. This canvas stands as a testament to the artistic prowess of Kalighat paintings—a medium that transcends mere visuals to provoke thought, inspire change, and etch the pages of history with strokes of social awakening.

Availability : Sold

Medium : acrylic paint

Collection : people


Price: INR8,000

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Noida, India

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