Artist Dhananjay Mukherjee tries to personify nature into a divine Godly image of Vandevta, the God of forests. The painting urges us to associate nature with a power greater than us all and to understand his stories that lie in the endless forests. The image of Vandevta is juxtaposed with delicate foliage, leaves and flowers that draw a direct relation between Him and nature. The artist says that his aim is to inculcate our faith in nature.
On the festival of lights Diwali, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi are worshipped. Traditionally, every Indian household welcomes Ganesha and Laxmi idols and worships the new idols in the evening pooja of Diwali. Hence, it is a very auspicious time to introduce into your home an artwork of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is also believed to bring positivity, prosperity and health.
A wonderful rendition of the giver of life, this artwork depicts the power and beauty of mothers. ‘Transcendence is when you rise above from being just an individual to being a giver and nurturer of another life’, says the artist Pragati Sharma Mohanty. The great detailing and precision in expressing the idea creatively make it worthy of praise.
4. Royal Princess
‘Royal Princess’ is a portrait of a Rajputana Princess who is all decked up in royal opulence, ready for celebrations. The smallest details in the painting from the regal dress to the background that draws you into its depths make it an outstanding décor piece for any home.
This painting takes inspiration from the paintings of Ajanta caves. This depicts Indian form and beauty with traditional motifs and rich colours. Fusing realism with the miniature style, the artist represents traditional Indian motifs with bold and fluid lines in her paintings.