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THE PAINTER
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THE PAINTER

THE PAINTER – The photograph was taken in a village in the state of West Bengal, India. Patachitra, an ancient folk art of Bengal, is appreciated by art lovers all over the world for its effortless style of drawings, colours, lines and space usage. The world Pata derived from the Sanskrit word Patta means cloth. The painters are called Patuas. Patuas do not just paint, they also sing as they unfurl the painting scroll to show it to the audience. These songs are known as Pater Gaan. The songs are of wide variety ranging from traditional mythological tales and tribal rituals to stories based on modern Indian history and contemporary issues like protecting forests and preventing spread of HIV/AIDS. Patuas generally use natural colours, which they procure from various trees, leaves, flowers and clay.

TAGS: Art, India, Painting

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Kolkata, India
Member since 2014
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Deba prasad Roy.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2019
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
Camera Make: SAMSUNG
Camera Model: SM-C111
Focal Length: 12.8mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Aperture: f4.7
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Kharagpore, India