ERIC Number: EJ701102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Tanjore: Mystical Painting of India
Henn, Cynthia A.
School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v103 n7 p40 Mar 2004
Tanjore (or Thanjavur or Thanlavoor) paintings are one of the most popular traditional art forms in Southern India. These ornate religious paintings involve Hindu mythology. The paintings are noted for their adornment of gold and semiprecious stones such as rubies, emeralds, and pearls. Currently, the semiprecious stones are often substituted with glass stones. These finely detailed paintings are characterized by rich vibrant colors, dashes of gold, and shimmering stones. This article describes how one teacher's art class re-created their own simplified version of this ancient art form using 8X10 canvas boards, tempera paints, light modeling paste, ultra fine glitter, and glass stones.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mythology, Indians, Dance, Creativity, Artists, Painting (Visual Arts), Art Education, Art Activities, Elementary School Students
Davis Publications, Inc., 50 Portland St., Worcester, MA 01608. Web site: http://www.davis-art.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India