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Tanjore Gold

Tanjore Paintings Online.

Tanjore paintings are one of the popular classical paintings have been Southern Tamil Nadu's pride for centuries. Their dense composition and vibrant colours makes them stand out from all other forms of painting. The themes of these paintings are mainly mythological depicting Child Krishna and his pranks, and other various deities. A typical Tanjore painting is characterized by a main figure or/and a deity with almond shaped eyes and a round body. Tanjore paintings now depict deities of various famous temples as well. These paintings are made with a unique technique called gilded and gem-set technique, in which gold leaves and precious stones are used to highlight various aspects of the painting like dresses, ornaments etc. The use of this technique makes these paintings stand apart from any other form of painting.