Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Lepakshi art belongs to the Vijayanagar school of painting. The Vijayanagar school of painting is renowned for its frescoes of Hindu gods and goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology on temple walls and ceilings created to initiate a Hindu renaissance. Absorbing the local artistic traditions and customs, the Vijayanagar school of painting gradually evolved into many styles of painting in South India, including the Mysore and Tanjore schools of painting. Vijayanagar painting is most commonly represented in elaborate manuscripts and wall paintings in Hindu temples.

Here I have attemped a Lepakshi style Shiva and Parvathi on the Rishaba  (Called in Hindu Iconography as Rishabaruda) decorated with arches and temple domes typically resembling the Vijayanagar and Nayak style paintings. The textile designs used in these paintings are very popular even now. The border at the bottom of the painting also is a textile design created in that era.

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