About The Craft
Mysore paintings are known for their elegance, muted colours, and attention to detail. The themes for most of these paintings are Hindu gods and goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology. Mysore Paintings are characterized by delicate lines, intricate brush strokes, graceful delineation of figures and the discreet use of bright vegetable colours and lustrous gold leaf. More than mere decorative pieces, the paintings are designed to inspire feelings of devotion and humility in the viewer. The painter’s individual skill in giving expression to various emotions is therefore of paramount importance to this style of painting.
About The Artist
Mr. JS Sridhar Rao began to paint as a child using whatever he could find lying around at the house of a scholar and connoisseur of art, where his father was employed. Recognizing his latent ability, he was taken to KV Seetharaman, a master of Mysore style. Sridhar ji quickly learnt the skills and nuances of the art, from his mentor to become an accomplished artist. Mr. Rao works diligently to make his own paper and colours using natural herbs and dyes. This endows his work with a freshness and luster. He has also specialized in restoring old and damaged paintings. Some of his work adorns important personal and corporate collections in India and other countries.
Meet the master at India Craft Week 2019.
- Includes free entry to the event on the day of the workshop
- Includes art & craft material required for the workshop
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