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The tourists feel it a craze to visit the museums and art galleries displaying the real or replicas of Basohli paintings and purchase them for decorating their homes with the rarely available specimen of art. Chitra Kala of Basohli is one of the factors which contributes towards the popularity of Jammu and Kashmir state not only at national but at international level also. This art of painting has carved out a unique place for Basohli in the world. Different historians have given explanations regarding the origin of Chitra kala in Basohli.

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Faces in Basohli paintings are highly stylised and almost always shown in profile, with receding hairlines and large, widely-open eyes Ally Adnan February 5, The Basohli style of painting is a school of the Pahari Miniature that was hugely popular in the 17th and early 18th centuries in states at the Himalayan foothills, in India. The Basohli style is known for its use of bright colours, peculiar facial features and boldly energetic line.

It predates the more lyrical and delicate Kangra school of painting. Faces in Basohli paintings are highly stylised and almost always shown in profile. Receding hairlines and large, widely-open eyes are hallmarks of these paintings.

Basohli paintings employ bright, vivid colours that are generally borrowed from nature — yellow ochre, green and brown — and from the primary colour palette — red, blue and yellow. Silver and gold are both used in Basohli paintings. Natural items, such as eggs, seeds and feathers, are occasionally used to represent gems and other sparkling items. The line is bold, almost reckless, and known for its energy and vigour. Basohli Paintings integrate Hindu mythology, Mughal miniature techniques and the folk art of the Himalayan hills.

The best Basohli paintings are highly imaginative, eccentric and inventive. They have a remarkable ability to secure attention, shock and engage. The school of painting takes its name from the small, independent state of Basohli. The style was popular in the states of Jammu and Punjab and practiced all over the region; Basohli, however, always remained the centre of the style of painting.

The state was not powerful politically and is known primarily for its contribution to art. The paintings were made by artist Devidas. Painted in dramatic shades of grey, the painting is rich, bold and arresting. It features the heads of seventeen 17 and partial bodies of 19 creatures, hidden in dark grey clouds of smoke and smog, all appearing simultaneously to create evil that will haunt the earth forever. It deals primarily with the Sringhar ras and describes the behaviour of nayaks heroes and naiyakas heorines in love.

The treatise describes the emotional, sexual and amorous behaviour of the heroes and heroines in vivid detail and, therefore, lends itself readily to illustration. It has been the subject of thousands of Bhasohli paintings. The Puranas are extensive literary works that deal with an expansive range of topics, which include theology, cosmology, music, dance, mythology, legends, folklore, medicine and philosophy. It was formalised between the eighth and tenth centuries and consists of 12 books, with a total of chapters and about 18, verses.

Painted using Mughal painting techniques, the 17 faces depict features that are representative of the Bhasohli painting. Painted, most probably, in , The Birth of Evil has held an important place in the annals of Basohli painting for almost years. Ally Adnan lives in Dallas and writes about culture, history and the arts.

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Basholi Paintings

Faces in Basohli paintings are highly stylised and almost always shown in profile, with receding hairlines and large, widely-open eyes Ally Adnan February 5, The Basohli style of painting is a school of the Pahari Miniature that was hugely popular in the 17th and early 18th centuries in states at the Himalayan foothills, in India. The Basohli style is known for its use of bright colours, peculiar facial features and boldly energetic line. It predates the more lyrical and delicate Kangra school of painting. Faces in Basohli paintings are highly stylised and almost always shown in profile. Receding hairlines and large, widely-open eyes are hallmarks of these paintings. Basohli paintings employ bright, vivid colours that are generally borrowed from nature — yellow ochre, green and brown — and from the primary colour palette — red, blue and yellow. Silver and gold are both used in Basohli paintings.

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The Churning of the Ocean of Milk, Basohli, c. Remember, the library is your friend. Vinayak Razdan described the story behind them better than I could: Basohli Paintings evolved in the 17th and 18th centuries as a distinctive style of painting fusing Hindu mythology, Mughal miniature techniques, and the folk art of the local hills. The painting style derives its name from the place of its origin—the hill town of Basohli. Ananda K.

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Basholi painting[ edit ] Basholi is widely known for its paintings called Basholi paintings, which are considered the first school of Pahari paintings , and which evolved into the much prolific Kangra paintings school by mid-eighteenth century. Goddess Bhadrakali , adored by the Gods. Ragaputra Velavala of Bhairava , opaque watercolour with gold on paper ca. Raja Amrit Pal Reigned of Basohli Basohli painting was a vigorous, bold and imaginative artistic style, rich, stylish and unconventional. A style of painting characterized by vigorous use of primary colours and a peculiar facial formula prevailed in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in the foothills of the Western Himalayas in the Jammu and Punjab States. The earliest paintings in this style have been dated to the time of Raja Kirpal Pal — The first mention of Basohli painting is in the annual report of the Archaeological Survey of India for the year published in

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