Jayashree Patankar

Jayashree Patankar is an artist who has deliberately opted to adopt a style of painting that is almost extinct. She has amalgamated the traditional style of paintings known as ‘Chitra Kathi’. This form of painting was largely practised in Maharashtra and literally translated it means narrating a story by means of pictures. Though typically these paintings were used as story boards to illustrate or highlight a point of the story, usually the epics of Ramayana or Mahabharata, Patankar is not fettered by the traditional storylines, she freely incorporates the contemporary life around her.

What is of an interest is a fact that the artist prefers to make her own colors from natural fibers, vegetable dyes. This infuses the works with the lost world effect though she also uses readymade watercolors as highlights or to build the base.

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