Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kathakali on panel

I had painted these two small mask
 paintings some time ago and they were
just lying around. So I decided to
fix it on a long panel and painted the
Acrylic on canvas,30*60 cms
Side view
Side view
These paintings are of the mask of
the Kathakali dance which is the most
    well known dance drama from the south
 Indian state of Kerala.The word Kathakali
literally means "Story-Play".  It is known
     for its large, elaborate makeup and costumes. 
Kathakali is usually performed only by men.
The actors rely very heavily on hand
gesture to convey the story.
A Kathakali dancer