Rama Vanquishing Pride of ocean

SUBJECT MATTER

Thus painting is based on an episode of Balmikis Ramayana. After preparing his forces for invading Lanka to recover Sita Ram was held up by the sea and his army was separated from Lanka. attempts to build a bridge by were failed by the angry ocean. Rama threatened that the “Varuna” that he would destroy him if he didn’t allow the bridge to build. Only that this force could cross the ocean to reach Lanka.

Description

This is the famous mythological painting of Raja Ravi Verma, painted on an important episode of Valmiki Ramayana. He successfully seized this moment and paints its oil on canvas. This painting shows the Rama’s anger at the ocean for his non-cooperation to give the way for Lanka. Rama wanted to construct a temporary bridge over the ocean to reach Lanka with his force for bringing back his wife Sita from Ravana custody.

Rama threatened “Varuna” god of water that he was able to dry the ocean from his bow and arrow. Varuna along with his wife speedily came forward and requested Rama not to dry the ocean. Then he allowed angry Rama to build a bridge on the ocean. This is a realistic painting with western colour treatment. The strong built of Rama is shown semi-nude in his fluttering dhoti which depicts the strength of the wind blowing from the ocean. The sky is painted in dark colour. The flow of sea wave is painted as they are striking back from heavy sea rocks. The rocks shown in the foreground in dark brown colour brown blue yellow and peach colour are prominent in this composition. now it is the collection of “chitrshala” Mysore.

Human Values –

@ Humility, ability to take and execute tough decisions

@ Mother and child- mother’s unconditional love, responsibility and care for children.

Three girls

@ Submission to the destiny and god’s will, sobriety

Description in 30 words –

This famous painting of Raja Ravi Verma taken from Ramayana, displays Rama’s anger at the ocean for his non-co-operation to give the way to Lanka. See the anger of Rama, Varuna has provided the way.

Mother and child

SUBJECT MATTER

This painting depicts a mother holding her child. The subject matter matches totally with the title of the painting.

Description –

This Water color tempera of mother and child was done by famous artist Jamini Roy from Bengal in 1930.In this painting, a standing mother is holding her naked child with left hand on her left waist, both of them have fish shaped open eyes bold eyebrows. The shape of their face looks like a cup and has cool and calm expressions of love.

They are decorated perfectly with white colour. mother’s right-hand palm is red. She is wearing brown saree of green border decorated with black lines. On the left lower part of this vertical work, a flowering stem of the plant is shown. The final decoration done in bold lines is very sharp. Which makes whole composition very rhythmic and attractive.

Perfect use of vermilion, yellow ochre brown green blue black and white closures is giving extra look to this folk type painting this work resembles with Kali ghat pat works now it is the collection of national gallery of modern art  at New Delhi.

Human Values –

@ Mother’s unconditional Love

@ Responsibility and care for children

Description in 30 words –

It’s a tempera painting by Jaimini Roy Showing a standing Mother wearing a traditional saree his holding her naked child with left hand on her left waist. whole composition is reflecting “kalighat pat work’.

Mother Teresa

SUBJECT MATTER

This is one of the painting from Mother Teresa series by the artist .in his own words ‘she was modern Madonna who embraced the poor and destitute as her own for she is a timeless figure. I will never get tired of painting her.

Description –

Mother Teresa is the well-known personality of the world. She is famous for his care, devotion and love for the orphan and destitute. Husain painted this saintly woman in his style in oil on canvas in1988. Husain divided the whole painting in three vertical parts by two conical pillars of yellow and light brown colours.  The central portion is larger than the left and right ones. 

In the left side, Mother Teresa is shown in sitting posture. A child completely nude is shown in her lap   in yellow ochre color. mother is wearing yellow Sari with blue border in a very special style of catholic churches. in this painting Husain painted her face featureless in dark tone.  In the middle portion, two sisters or devotees of mother also having featureless dark faces dressed up like mother are shown in white saris   one has raised her hands in blessing modes.

A reclining male figure in Indian red color is lying in sister’s lap cornering the whole space of canvas from left to right. His left leg is also in mother’s lap an attendant is touching his hand. The white veil of one of the sisters is shown extended toward the right portion. Most of the color look flat but the vibration of light and dark tone is magically visible. Lines are bold, sharp and full of expression.  Basically, this painting is Husain’s gratitude to her nonparallel motherhood. Now it is a collection of national gallery of modern art, new Delhi.

Human Values –

@ Care for the poor and destitute

@ service before self- selflessness

@empathy to reach out to the needy and work for them

Description in 30 words –

This oil painting by M.F Hussein is divided into three parts shows Mother Teresa yellow sitting with child in first part a helpless man in lap of two nurses in red at center an attendant touching his hand is shown in third part.

Vulture

SUBJECT MATTER

The painting is based on social evil of dowry and bride burning plaguing our society from the times memorial.

Description –

The vulture is an oil canvas, painted by “Samikshavad” painter Kamlesh Dutt in1980. The subject of the painting is the devil of dowry system and female persecution which is depicted in the sarcastic manner by the artist. Sense of insecurity, pain and helplessness in woman are depicted in a very effective manner. This painting shows how the dignity and decorum of a female is being crushed in a female dominating society.

This shows the miserable scenario of our society where a female is Burt alive, killed or hanged for a dowry. The background of a painting is of a dark room in which a young lady is seen hanging from the ceiling and burning cider is placed below her feet.  A vulture is seen sitting on arable with her jewellery box and trying to snatch his chain with his beak the vulture and background is painted in the shade of blue and lady is wearing pink colour blouse and a white cloth draped on her body below waist till her knees. Her hands being behind her body are not seen. her naval is shown prominently niche is painted in the upper right portion of background. Her body appears lifeless with no expression on her face.

On the left portion of the painting a part of a “kalash with Amrapallava” and a swastika symbol in white color is also seen. vulture here symbolizes male dominated patriarchal society which always tries to suppress the female counter part. this painting gives message to our society.  This painting is collection of national gallery of modern art, new Delhi.

Human Values –

@ Abolish dowry

@greed is a curse

@gender equality

@ Put an end to social evil related to girl child for a better society 

Description in 30 words –

Is oil on canvas by Kamlesh Dutt, he has shown the devil of dowry system and female persecution. Painter shows a lady hanging from ceiling and a vulture snatching her chain.

Haldi grinders

SUBJECT MATTER

The whole picture represents an actual setting of a village household. The women are sitting and grinding Haldi in traditional way.

Description –

Haldi Grinders made by Amrita Shergill due to many reasons. The great artist has done this painting in the medium Acrylic/ oil Painting on canvas. The painting belongs to the time periods 1940 A.D. And was done in size 76.5 cm 102 cm. its courtesy is national Gallery of modern Art at new Delhi. 

In this painting she has used her favourite colours like red yellow green brown etc. which fill a new visual reality in the painting. The painting has deep sense of melancholy that finds expressions in the pensive faces of the figure. in this painting a rural scene has been shown. the heads of these figure are covered with veils. The three ladies are grinding Haldi. If we see minutely, one more female figure other than the three have been shown behind a dominating tree in the foreground on the left side of the painting, on the right side the second lady’s back has been shown only and her back is supported by another tree on right side of the painting.

While the third lady’s face is visible and she is on the left side ahead the tree. Amrita Shergill has depicted the ladies with dark complexion. she has also shown the unhappy sad dejected poor and starving women in such an expressive way. So, this painting has many good qualities in it to be liked by everyone. 

Human values –

@ Sobriety – the girls are sober and still look beautiful

@ Submission to the destiny and gods will

Description in 30 words –

This oil painting was painted by Amrita Sher gill. This painting is a very honest portrayal of a domestic Indian House hold .it shows two rural women grinding turmeric by stone grinder along with a helping girl.

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