Mysore Painting

  • Patronised by the rules of Mysore and continued in British Period too.
  • Themes revolve around Hindu gods and goddesses.
  • The unique part of these paintings is that they had two or more figures in each painting and one figure predominates all the others in size and colour.
  • Use the ‘gesso paste,’ which is a mixture of zinc oxide and Arabic gum. This gives a particular base to the painting that develops sheen on the background.
  • They counter it with the use of muted colours that are not so bright to counteract the background.
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