“Golden Collection,” traditional paintings of the Mysore style
India is a land of rich cultural heritage-the Mysore Style of traditional art being one of them. This is an ancient art dating back to the 13th Century where it flourished under the royal patronage of the Mysore kings (a city in state of Karnataka, India). The purpose of this exhibition is to revive this art and bring to the notice of art lovers the rich tradition of the paintings, which has survived to this date. ‘Traditional Paintings’ connotes a continuity of time-honored practice based on ancient concepts, themes and rules of paintings. The subject matter is, in most cases, religious and mythological depicting important episodes from the epics. The use of the real gold leaf and intricate designs lends richness to these paintings, which is unique to this style. The artist has been working with this style for the past 30 years, understanding its traditional values and improvising on its ancient techniques and modes of drawing and propagating this form of art through teaching and exhibiting her works.