DIVINE DANCE OF KUCHIPUDI Painting by Ragunath Venkatraman
DIVINE DANCE OF KUCHIPUDI Painting by Ragunath Venkatraman
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DIVINE DANCE OF KUCHIPUDI

Original artwork, 40×60 cm, 2000
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Characteristics of the Painting “DIVINE DANCE OF KUCHIPUDI”

Year of creation2000
Dimensions40 W × 60 H × 0.2 D   cm
Type of artpainting
Styleexpressionism
Genrehistory
Materialsoil, canvas
Keywords
dance sign red brown god sari background

Description of the Artwork “DIVINE DANCE OF KUCHIPUDI”

DIVINE DANCE OF KUCHIPUDI Kuchipudi is one such unique form of Art which is the tasteful blend of grace and vigour, elevation and sensuality, of control and abandon. With its roots buried in the soil of Andhra Pradesh in India, Kuchipudi was born in a remote Village from which it derived its name. In the early days, the Kuchipudi style of dance was in the form of dance dramas, the main purpose being to inculcate divine ecstasy which invokes immortal bliss and brings one closer to the path of salvation .It is strictly classical in nature incorporating Lasya, Thandava and Abinaya in the interpretation of Slokas. It incorporates Samyutha and Asamyutha Hasthas, Karana, Chari, Angahara, Mandala, Nrutha Hasthas etc. All mentioned in the NatyaSasthra. Kuchipudi dance is the only dance form where all the four Abhinayas (Angika, Vachika, Aaharya and Satvica) are given equal importance. The use of Vachikabhinayam is a special feature in the Kuchipudi dance style. The Dancer not only merely dances but also acts with gestures as well as words. It takes atleast ten years for an ordinary dancer to master this art and be able to express Bhava through eyes and Rhythm through foot work. Size: 24x18”. Original oil painting on canvas. Rolled. Unframed.Signed. \ SHIPPING: Free shipping worldwide within 5 working days after receiving the payment. PACKING: All our paintings are professionally packed in the great care to ensure safe delivery through International courier.

About the artist

RAGUNATH…Profile A highly accomplished and versatile creative artist and painter with over five decades of proven, rich experience Ragunath specializes in various facets of oriental art, viz. Creative visual interpretations from rare epics from India; and life like depiction of real Indian natural sceneries, mythological episodes, ancient and modern cultural/historical images, and the varied and multi-cultural life styles of the Indian relics.. His expertise spans from exquisite reproduction of archaeological marvels, to rare paintings of Indian life in it’s true to life perspectives. Truly speaking, he has won laurels and wide recognition for his recent achievements, and specialization in contemporary arts and abstract paintings of present times. Born in 1941 in a traditional South Indian family ambience in Pinjai, at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, he opted for it his outstanding urge in the specialization for training himself for only in art education. After completing his formal academic studies. He underwent rigorous training in the Government College of Fine Arts, in Kumbakonam and was successfully awarded advanced diploma. Thanjavur, is deemed to be the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, where artistic traditions arebeing enjoyed Royal patronage. Having grown up in a rich cultural milieu of the times,he has deeply imbibed himself in the intricate nuances of traditional comprehensive art forms. Art Exhibitions: • World Trade Fair – 1968 • World Tamil Conference – 1968-69 • Lalit Kala Academy -1970 • Gandhi Jayanthi Art Exhibition – Victoria Technical Institute- 1990-91 • DMK’s founder day exhibition (Arignar Anna, former Chief minister of Tamil nadu) • Artist Association, Tamil Nadu – Solo Exhibition Award – 1990• Lakshmi Ethiraj Art Gallery • United Brothers Art Gallery • Currently exhibited a solo exhibition at Victoria Technical Institute, Chennai, India. Awards : • DMK Arignar Anna Award • Gandhi’s birthday award • World Tamil Conference Award • Artist Association , Tamil Nadu – Solo Exhibition Award – 1990 He has been associated with the art scene, especially in the South and has made rich contributions to leading calendar printing companies, including Prasad Process Ltd., Aaral Graphics, Vadapalani Printers, Sivakasi Art Printers etc., to mention only just a few of the leading Publishing houses. He has also contributed some of the highly rated visual images for these Organizations other art lovers. Endowed with high realistic and creative visualization skills he is capable of wonderfully blending the hues and colours to make his oil paintings a visual treat. His art interpretations are well known for rare and fine balance of his pieces of art. His work consists of figurative compositions that explore the several hues of human relationships and emotions. His works are reflection of not only the times, but also the mind and heart of the people in the world. His paintings exhibit realistic impressions of beauty, harmony, fine balance, rich colours which are constantly imprinted on his inner vision and emerge as colour forms on canvas. His present series of paintings feature Gods and Goddesses, the exemplary colourful vignettes and the lifestyles of Rajasthan, the ancient royal state of India. He lives and works in Anna nagar,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India… Mobile No: 9962830128 Email: artlands_1941@yahoo.co.in

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