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Ganesha’s Art Wisdom Day 2 – Kalighat Painting

Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha Kalighat painting by Unknown artist ca. 1830, Painted in opaque watercolour and tin alloy on paper. Source: V & As collection

It was the time when Calcutta was the Capital of British India (around 1833-1912).

In 1830s, rural artists from Bengal arrived in Calcutta and began producing paintings that portrayed mythology, local history, customs & conflicts of a colonized society.

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Published by Harshada Vispute

Though a Post-graduate in Management and earlier worked for various industries, Harshada treasured her passion for painting by self-learning. She is also a good writer and has written books for the organization she worked. However, her deep-seated love for colours couldn’t let her stay inside the four walls of the corporate world. Determined to pursue her passion, she left for Dharamshala to learn Thangka painting, a rare Tibetan art form. Most of her other artworks find their backdrop in the scenic beauty of nature. Her love for art and writing, together with the zeal to inspire self-made artists like her, gave birth to

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