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Title

Seven stages in the painting process

late 20th century

Artist

Arjuna Maharana

India

- 1993

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Puri Orissa India
    Cultural origin
    Orissan patachitra - a style of folk painting made as souvenirs for pilgrims.
    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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Arjuna Maharana
    Artist information
    Arjuna Maharana

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    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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Puri

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