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Tanjore painting

One of the most popular forms of traditional Indian art is Tanjore paintings. Emanating from the cultural bedrock of the nation – South India. Since the last 200 years, artists from Tamil Nadu especially in Tanjore – the erstwhile capital of the Chola dynasty, are credited with creating some of the finest modern designs using evergreen classical styles. The Rajus of Tanjore and Nayudus of Madurai are specifically highlighted as exponents of this particular style of painting.

Tanjore paintings employ unique style of adorning gold, glass beads and precious stones with colours to bring out a rich effect to the entire canvas. Since it has its roots from an era where striking looking temples were being erected all around the princely states of Tamil Nadu, these painting too carry the same religious theme and depict gods and goddesses primarily in the paintings.

Tanjore paintings are carved on wooden planks and are in demand from art connoisseurs and painters alike. They blend beautifully with the bare walls and allow art lovers to have an image of a good or goddess painted in the most remarkable way. The 3D effect made from embellishing the painting with precious and semi-precious stones also bring out the richness of the art form while showcasing the cultural heritage of ancient India.

Some of the distinct terms associated with Tanjore paintings available with Dharshini Art include –

  • Certain Subjects can be done only in big sizes
  • The below sizes are exclusive of the frame
  • Tanjore painting framing is done with treated teak wood
  • Foreign buyers – please select preference of frame whether Teak wood or Synthetic frame
  • Delivery – 1 month, Ready paintings will be delivered immediately

Tanjore paintings come in the below sizes

  • 18” x 14”
  • 18” x 24”
  • 15” x 12”
  • 10” x 12”
  • 3 feet x 2 feet
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