Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kalighat pat - Art of rural Bengal in India


Howrah Bridge


West Bengal is an integral part in my life..Most of my school holidays comprise of memories of different parts of bengal where my relatives are scattered.

asian temple

 
Bengal is famous for its contemporary art and vibrant culture. Kalighat Pat is one of its art forms. Maa kali is the most worshipped goddess in west bengal. Kalighat is known for centuries old Kali temple.

Indian Godess

In 19th century some migrant communities of painters setteled around kalighat. They developed the Kalighat Pats which has been a great influence on modern bengali art




Indian folk art

art of west bengal

Kalighat pat an art of Bengal

Pat rural art style
 

Pats were paintings with a distinguished bengali style with bright colors and strong lines. These pats, wood craft and the lithographs depicted the social life during those days. Vegetable colours and water colours were used.



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Painting on pat from bengal in india



The pats are now available in the land of Midnapur where artists and their works are in great demand. Most of their works are exported in many countries.
A pat on our wall can become a exclusive art piece  isn't it. So what say....

All Images are sourced from google search.

11 comments:

  1. yeah..wonderful......i can appreciate this very well being a bengali Bahu... :)

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  2. Hey dats great :D And thanx a lot dear. Keep coming back more interesting stuffs for u all

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  3. very nice.heard about it,but seeing so many images for the first time..

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  4. Hey thanx dear..I love bringing into light some forgotten arts of india

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  5. Nice Work Dear.........

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  6. I am away from bengal and orissa but m native of that place...so your blog helps me to go there without any ticket and i feel v. near to my home place ...Thanks.. good work

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  7. thanx yash for ur appreciation

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  8. Hi;
    I have a few Indian friends and I love your artwork. Excelent work!

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  9. Thanx a lot dear. I am happy u liked it..come back often for more visual treats on indian art forms

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