Related Objects
Current Location:
Murray Living Center -> 1st Floor (Murray)
Location Notes:
MUR; 1st floor left of 146m

Vishnu Avatars

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the Permanent Collection)
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Hindu religious manuscript. Three images make up center rectangle, surrounded by many circles each containing their own image, followed by yellow border, floral border, and outermost red border.
Historical Context:
Patachitra paintings belong to the tradition of temple paintings, originally created in the temple town of Puri, Orissa and used as colorful backdrops on the seats of deities or over curtains and pillars. The word patachitra is derived from the Sanskrit word "pata," which means a painted piece of cloth, a picture, a tablet, or a plate; "chitra" means a painting or a picture.