Nov 7, 2012

The Royal Elephant-A Tanjore Painting

Here is a different Tanjore painting...

Usually Divinity is the principal subject dealt with 

in traditional Tanjore paintings...

But of late,other themes  are also being tried and 

depicted in this medium...

I have depicted a Royal Indian Elephant in this art form...

The basic sketch is from a Rajastani  miniature painting 

but see how well it fits into this style...

Makes one wonder what this decorated ,

bejeweled , majestic pachyderm is waiting for?

Carry the King or the Queen on a Royal procession?

Or carry the Deity on a holy procession?


  1. Very different....I was missing your paintings and posts

    1. Thanx for your nice comments,Ranjana:)
      Back after a long break.Feels nice to blog again!

  2. It is really Royal Elephant. Superb!
    Nice, Beautiful & Excellent work.
    Thanks for sharing. vgk