As Goddess Kali, the Devi is dark, dishevelled, and awe-inspiring, with a necklace of skulls. Even in this form, she is called “mother” by her devotees, since after destroying this world she renews it again as the Supreme Shakti. Mother Kali and her ten manifestations of wisdom (Mahavidyas) form a popular theme in Indian Art.
As a warrior goddess, she is Durga depicted with a smiling countenance but wielding an array of weapons. Durga, riding a tiger or lion, is one of the most popular goddesses in India. Strong and beautiful the weapons in her hand show her readiness to assist her devotees. In one celebrated story, she manifests herself with the energies of all other deities in order to combat a buffalo-demon, Mahishasura. She emerges victorious after nine nights of struggle, commemorated by the festival of
Navaratri (“Nine Nights”) in the fall. The combat of Goddess Durga with the buffalo demon is one of the most dynamic episodes in Hindu Painting.
As Goddess Saraswati, Devi is the patron deity of music, literature and knowledge. She is associated with a swan or sometimes a peacock. Her typical symbol is the stringed musical instrument held in two of her hands.
Q1. How long does silk paint last?
Silk paint lasts
several decades if stored and treated with proper care.
Q2. Does silk paint crack?
One of the many
qualities of silk paint which makes it a favorite of artists and buyers is that
silk paint does not crack. It is quite resistant to damage caused by cracking
Q3. Can I paint on 100% cotton?
Yes, you can paint on
100% cotton. A snuggly woven cotton fabric with a hundred percent cotton
content is preferred by some artisans for creating their paintings.
Q4. How do you paint over cotton?
To paint over the
cotton fabric, you need to wash the cloth and dry it beforehand. Start by
sketching the desired subject on the cotton fabric and add colors by using
paint brushes. Let the paint dry and to ensure that the paint is set, iron the
dried cotton sheet.
Q5. What to do before painting on a canvas?
Always start by
putting the canvas on a wooden frame and stretching it properly. Spread a layer
of primer on the canvas, and sketch the design or image on the canvas. Once you
have the final sketch, add the base layers of paint and let them dry before
adding the subsequent layers of color.
Times Music (2007)
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