A Thanjavur painting of a Murugan Swami idol. Framed by dark-coloured wood, with vivid colours such as scarlet and amber setting off the metallic embellishments. Besides the skilful execution of minute gessowork across the canvas and the divine theme, these are the hallmarks of authentic Tanjore art.
The chaturbhujadhari Lord Kartikeya is standing on a bejewelled plinth covered in green velvet. He is clad in shimmery silks and freshly plucked flowers. Every bit of adornment on Lord Murugan is made with gold leaf embellishment. The same are inlaid with bits of red and green stones, cut in a way such that they resemble rubies and emeralds.
A pair of pillars and a high Kirtimukham arch. Temple entrance-like structure along the upper edge of the canvas; long-chained lamps dangling therefrom. These aspects of a South Indian architectural aesthetic have all been executed with densely inlaid gold embellishment in this superfine Tanjore painting.
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