Two Royal Elephants
Embossed Meenakari pair of Elephants
In Indian culture, elephant has a special place. Lord Ganpati, who is worshipped before any other God, has a head on an elephant. Therefore it is assumed to be auspicious to have elephant symbol in the home. The other tradition in India is of colorfully decorating animals with bells, clothes, colorful robes and other decorative. The artist has tried to recreate the image of colorful auspicious and lucky elephant standing in pair. The jewels can be felt by touch as if real. The painting is layered one and has 3D characteristic.
The painting is made on old, used, paper postcard. It is worth for stamp collectors to have some in their collection. Moreover chances are there that you may find a good old story inscribed on postcard in form of a letter written to near or dear ones. It may be funny, serious or informative story.
Miniature paintings are paintings painted on paper, silk, cotton, marble, wood, canvas, leather, glass and metals. Its uniqueness is one hair brush, which is used for filling the fine details in the painting.
About the Painting School
Kishangarh Miniature painting school
Every painting is associated with a school. Kishangarh Miniature paintings have Radha Krishna, elephants, camels and other animals as subject in paintings. It is most famous for Bani Thani, the Indian Mona Lisa. They have thick outlines.
The embossed work and blue green colour on it is meenakari work. It is mainly used for colouring ornaments. It later was adopted in paintings as well. It is used to provide vibrant colour scheme and 3D effect.
About the Master Craftsman
This painting is painted by Artist Gopal Lal Sharma. He hails from Jaipur, the Pink City. He has been awarded by Government of Rajasthan for his contribution to traditional miniature painting. In Jaipur, he practices this art with his wife and other students.
- Artist Name: Karkhana