Jan 17, 2012

Waiting for someone-A KERALA MURAL

                                              Waiting for someone-A KERALA MURAL
                                     Who is this damsel waiting for?

                                    With her pet parrot for company,is she waiting for her beloved ?

                                     With a song in her heart and dreams in her eyes...
                                     In the lush green fields  ....she waits to meet her dear one...
                                     Under the shady tree -the apt place for a rendevouz...

                                     Is this parrot ...her dear Thatthama...going to play

                                     the role of a messenger just as the white swan played

                                     the role of the courier in Damayanthi's love story???

                                     This painting is done in KERALA MURAL style-using
                                     Panchavarnas -   The five colors used in a Kerala Mural    -

                                     Namely   YELLOW,RED,BROWN,GREEN AND BLUE hues

                                    and ,of course, BLACK AND WHITE....

                                    The traditional murals of Kerala were done on the walls with

                                     vegetable  pigment dyes, but today we do it on a canvas with

                                    commercially available acrylic colors...

                                    Though traditional Kerala Murals were based on divine themes as

                                    their homes were mainly places of worship, this one has a contemporary

                                    or rather a folksy theme and it is something we can easily identify with...

                                     Personally I feel such adaptations are necessary for art forms

                                    if they have to thrive and be enjoyed by the classy as well as the masses...




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  2. Thanx for your spontaneous and encouraging comments,Groupdmt.

    1. awesome! you have got so much patience :-)

  3. Isn't that the main ingredient for these things and life's success,Mira....

    1. very true and you have got sufficient quantity of that ingridient. :-)

    2. So do you,Mira !I can see from your works!!!