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"Paithan" Paintings: The Epic World of the Chitrakathis Picture Showmen: Insights into the Narrative Tradition in Indian Art, edited by Jyotindra Jain,

Title:"Paithan" Paintings: The Epic World of the Chitrakathis Picture Showmen: Insights into the Narrative Tradition in Indian Art, edited by Jyotindra Jain,
Author:Dallapiccola, Anna L.
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 49-3, p. 66-73
Abstract:The focus here is on a significant group of 19th-century "Paithan" paintings from the Maharashtra-Karnataka border area which began to appear in private and public collections more than two decades ago. Village artists responsible for this group of paintings belong to the Chitrakathi caste, claiming to be Marathas by origin. These paintings are vibrant in style, with clear and elegantly sweeping lines defining scenes dominated by human figures. These are generally heroic figures, coloured in deep tones of red and blue, and sometimes yellow and beige. Various interesting "trends of style" can be detected on looking carefully through this corpus of paintings. The Chitrakathis divided an entire narrative into several pictorial situations, and then depicted each on a handy rectangular panel.

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