And the magnificent Jagannath Temple of Puri :And the idols of the Jagannath temple of Puri. All the above are examples from the museum - all of significant age - some 19th century some early 20th century. A master-artist explaining the materials and the process used in these paintings [caption id="attachment_9166" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Natural nuggets containing various minerals - to be used as Colors[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9168" align="aligncenter" width="470"] The wood twig paint brush[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9169" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Lacquer that is melted and used to glaze the entire painting[/caption] Following are a few examples from the Wovensouls collection [caption id="attachment_9998" align="aligncenter" width="470"] The back - where the lacquer glaze can be seen clearly.[/caption]
Only pattachotras of significant age have this lacquer glaze. For newer one this process is not used.
There is something very appealing about this naive art. Maybe I see the innocence of the people of Odisha reflected in these pieces and that is what makes them attractive!
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