rabindra behera (pattachitra)
Medium: Water colour on Tussar Cloth
Size:26" x 33"
Ref. No:RBB 102
About The Artist
Rabindra Behera is best known for his Odisha Patachitra paintings. He did Advance training on Handicraft from Handicraft & Cottage Industries and Department, Orissa in 1988. He also did a 2 years training on Pattachitra from State Institute of Handicraft Training, Bhubaneswar. Patachitras are a traditional form of tribal art that includes wall paintings,manuscript paintings, palm-leaf etchings, and cotton and silk cloth paintings.Initially the base of the cloth canvas is coated with chalk powder and glue togive it greater tensile strength for absorbing paint. The subject matter often centres around religious, mythological, and folk themes, with Krishna Leela and
Lord Jagannath as recurring motifs.Likewise, Behera also depicts scenes from the Hindu epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana, legendary stories of well-known gods like Krishna and Shiva. The paintings are also adorned with decorative designs of animals and birds in geometric and symmetrical pattens, and the more elaborate they are, the longer it takes to finish them. Behera usually works with tussar silk and patti, or palm leaf, as canvases.He has received Fellowship Award from Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Govt. of India (2000-2002); State Award 2003; Odisha Lalit Kala Academy Award 2007;National Merit Certificate 2005 & 2006; National Award 2008. He has
participated in various exhibitions and workshops in India and Internationally as well.