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Mural paintings of Orissa

Author: Biswal, Chitta

Keywords: Painting Watercolor painting,
Mural paintings--India
Orissa-India

Publisher: Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata

Description: The video is a documentation of the mural painting tradition of Odisha. There are three main types of paintings in Odisha; the painting on cloth or Pattachitra, painting on palm leaf or Pothichitra and paintings on walls or Bithichitra The murals of Odisha are mentioned in some of their most ancient literature and they were first discovered in the prehistoric rock paintings of Western Odisha. The Sitabinji wall painting in the Keonjhar district is often compared to the famous paintings of Ajanta. A more coherent history of mural painting is traced from a much later period with the tempera paintings found in temples like the Jagannath temple of Dharakote in Ganjam. These paintings were made on lime plaster in the 18th and 19th century and depict figures and scenes from the Dashavatara and the Krishna Lila. Most mural paintings in Odisha have unfortunately disappeared

Source: Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre

Type: Video

Received From: Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.editor Biswal, Chitta
dc.coverage.spatial Odisha
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-03T18:07:58Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-03T18:07:58Z
dc.description The video is a documentation of the mural painting tradition of Odisha. There are three main types of paintings in Odisha; the painting on cloth or Pattachitra, painting on palm leaf or Pothichitra and paintings on walls or Bithichitra The murals of Odisha are mentioned in some of their most ancient literature and they were first discovered in the prehistoric rock paintings of Western Odisha. The Sitabinji wall painting in the Keonjhar district is often compared to the famous paintings of Ajanta. A more coherent history of mural painting is traced from a much later period with the tempera paintings found in temples like the Jagannath temple of Dharakote in Ganjam. These paintings were made on lime plaster in the 18th and 19th century and depict figures and scenes from the Dashavatara and the Krishna Lila. Most mural paintings in Odisha have unfortunately disappeared
dc.source Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre
dc.format.mimetype text/html
dc.language.iso enor
dc.publisher Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata
dc.subject Painting Watercolor painting,
Mural paintings--India
Orissa-India
dc.type Video
dc.format.medium video
dc.contributor.director Mitra, Raja
dc.format.duration 0:18:36
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.editor Biswal, Chitta
dc.coverage.spatial Odisha
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-03T18:07:58Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-03T18:07:58Z
dc.description The video is a documentation of the mural painting tradition of Odisha. There are three main types of paintings in Odisha; the painting on cloth or Pattachitra, painting on palm leaf or Pothichitra and paintings on walls or Bithichitra The murals of Odisha are mentioned in some of their most ancient literature and they were first discovered in the prehistoric rock paintings of Western Odisha. The Sitabinji wall painting in the Keonjhar district is often compared to the famous paintings of Ajanta. A more coherent history of mural painting is traced from a much later period with the tempera paintings found in temples like the Jagannath temple of Dharakote in Ganjam. These paintings were made on lime plaster in the 18th and 19th century and depict figures and scenes from the Dashavatara and the Krishna Lila. Most mural paintings in Odisha have unfortunately disappeared
dc.source Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre
dc.format.mimetype text/html
dc.language.iso enor
dc.publisher Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata
dc.subject Painting Watercolor painting,
Mural paintings--India
Orissa-India
dc.type Video
dc.format.medium video
dc.contributor.director Mitra, Raja
dc.format.duration 0:18:36