An adorned entrance of a ‘chitrakaar’ or a Patachitra artists home.
Aesthetic appeal of the murals become an artists identity to the world.
A visual testimony of the artists aesthetic sensibilities, inviting commercial orders.
Decorated entrances, aging gracefully just like the artform.
These wall murals are a rich storehouse of cultural and mythological heritage.
Flat two dimensional perspective and pointed facial features are a common style.
A duo-colour Bhittichitra of the famous chariot scene from Mahabharata.
Minute detailing of the era and cultural landscape, captured through art.
Elaborate use of natural red and black against the wall as canvas.
Observe the play of multiple patterns and deliberate ornamentation styles.
The intricate web of human emotions, captured on canvas.
The art captured on walls, surviving years of wear and tear.
Bhitti chitra – the typical patachita style wall murals of Orissa adorning walls of houses and temples in the craft village of Raghurajpur. They are known for their deliberate characterization, dexterous play of lines and natural colours. Depicting a mélange of aesthetic and mythological themes. These painstakingly prepared walls are a permanent capture of the history, style and aesthetic language spoken by this art-form for years. They also serve as a constant testimony of every artists skill and expertise by being a visual interface to the outside world.