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Title

Seven stages in the painting process

late 20th century


Artist

Arjuna Maharana

India

- 1993


About

This work originated from Puri, one of the chief religious centres and pilgrimage sites in India. Produced as souvenirs for pilgrims to the Temple of Jagannath and used for worship in house shrines. Pilgrim paintings typically portray the main deities enshrined at the Temple-Jagannath with his brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra. This work illustrates the blue child Krishna with his older brother Balarama and their mother. It is a record of the process used by the chitrakar, temple painter.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, November 1996


Details


Place where the work was made

Puri Orissa India


Date

late 20th century


Media category

Painting


Materials used

pigment on 'pati' canvas


Dimensions

19.0 x 76.0 cm sight; 23.4 x 88.0 x 3.7 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

582.1996


Artist information

Arjuna Maharana

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Puri