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Tanjore Paintings

Tanjore painting is a form of classical painting and its style is widely followed by the people of South Tamil Nadu. These art form dates back to the 9th and are known for its rich colour and elegance. Most of the paintings portray scenes from Hindu mythology and Hindu God and Goddesses.
Various stages are involved in making the Tanjore painting. The base of the painting consists of a cloth pasted over a wooden frame. Water soluble adhesive is applied over the base, mild abrasive is used to make it smoother and the drawing is made. Later, the drawing is decorated with semi precious stones, jewellery, and apparels. After completing, gold foil is pasted over the painting. To add colour to the figure of the painting dyes are finally used. To highlight the beauty of the painting, frame is added.
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