Mysore art history & technic

India is a land of rich cultural heritage - the Mysore Style of traditional painting being one of them. This is an ancient art dating back to the 13th Century where it flourished under the royal patronage of the Mysore Kings. (Mysore is a city in the state of Karnataka, India).

'Traditional Painting' connotes a continuity of time-honored practice based on ancient concepts, themes and rules of paintings. The subject matter figure in most cases are mythological depicting important episodes from the epics. The use of real gold leaf and intricate designs lends richness to these paintings, which is unique to this style.

The Materials used are Photo mount, Drawing Paper, Arabic gum, Water Colors & Poster Colors, Lead Powder, Gumbos, Pure Mysore Gold Leaf.