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
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