Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Patachitra Art

Pata painting is considered an important form of Oriya painting which originated from the temple of Jagannath at Puri in the 12th century. This style developed under the patronage of the Ganga kings, and the kings of Bhoi dynasty. The purpose of the pata painting was to popularise the cult of Jagannath to the millions of pilgrims visiting Puri. The pata paintings however may take a number of forms and may range from masks to even toys and models.

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