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  • Evolution of Thanjavur Paintings

    Thanjavur paintings are a significant part of from Indian art and culture, named after its place of origin called Thanjavur in South India. It dates back to the 16th century during the Nayak and the Maratha reign.

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    Exceptional characteristics of Thanjavur Paintings

    • Rich and intense colours
    • Iconic Jewellery details
    • Dreamy iconic masterpieces
    • Use of gold foils
    • Dense gesso craft
    • Glass beads inlay
    • Use of rare gems
    • Panel paintings on wood
    • Commonly portray religious texts from books and stories

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    However, with time, the art of Thanjavur painting has also evolved and few of the common practices have also changed. We will discuss the changes that this art has experienced over the years. The ingredients of an authentic painting have transformed in current times as per the availability, price, and artists interests.

    Major Changes noticed during the evolution of this art –

    • The base of the paintings – Presently ply boards are been used commonly instead of the original base from the jackfruit tree
    • Colours – Chemical paints are used frequently as opposed to the natural colours made by the artists in previous times.
    • Paintings nowadays cover all kinds of subjects. Earlier, the themes used to be divine figures, deities etc.
    • Use of rare and precious gems and stones has been replaced by semi-precious gems

    Thanjavur paintings are still in style and inspire many modern-day artists. Tanjore or Thanjavur paintings are popular handicraft item in the markets around the galleries across the globe and make the best souvenirs. This art gives a new look to the house with its radiant work. These paintings have stood the test of times and bounced back to create their place across every households and professional venue.

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  • Popular Upcoming Handicrafts Exhibitions in India 2018-19

    How would you like if we tell you that we have got brilliants plans for you to indulge in your favourite interest of admiring new and trendy handicrafts? Below are the upcoming art and craft shows in India. Every one of them has something special to offer with their diverse collections.

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    1. Index Trade Fair

    Index trade fair will be held from 3rd May to 6th May 2018 in Mumbai. This is an international event which displays beautiful home furniture from various countries like Italy, Malaysia, Turkey,  and India. The event is organized by UBM plc and only professional visitors are allowed. It is a great platform to admire trendy designs from the furniture world.

    https://www.tradefairdates.com/Index-M7229/Mumbai.html

    1. Art & Design Fair International Event

    Art & Design Fair International event will be a four-day exhibition in Mumbai from 22nd to 25th August 2018. The event will offer innovative and exceptional handicrafts designs in various niches such as home décor, gifts, jewellery, candles & so on. The popular Bombay Exhibition Centre is the largest exhibition centre in the country.

    https://www.tradefairdates.com/Art-Design-Fair-International-M10792/Mumbai.html

    1. The Handcrafts and Handlooms Fair

    The Handcrafts and Handlooms Fair will be organized by IIMTF which will showcase the handicrafts, handlooms and various jute items including jewellery, statues, textiles, carpets, décor pieces, bags, accessories, wall hangings, and fibre products. The exhibition will be a platform for artists and manufacturers to introduce their work and to do business. Check out the given link for browse exhibition calendar.

    http://gsmktg.com/handicrafts-and-handlooms-fair/

    1. IHGF Delhi Fair Autumn

    IHGF Delhi Fair Autumn will be Asia's biggest handicrafts trade fair and will offer gifts and latest handicrafts from around the world such as stonework, jewellery, ceramics, copper work, decor pieces, ethnic items, gifts, metal objects, sculpture, paintings, etc. The event will be held from 14th to 18th October 2018 in Greater Noida.

    https://10times.com/handicraft-gift-fair

    1. India Art Festival

    India Art Festival is a four-day event and is said to be the perfect blend of a modern and contemporary craft. Next year it will be hosted from 17th to 20th January 2019 in Mumbai.  The event will create a dialogue between art collectors and artists in the presence of leading industry experts. This festival aims to display the beauty and value of the elegant and modern art of current times.

    https://10times.com/india-art-festival

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