(Last Updated on : 20/12/2011)
Silk Paintings is a unique type of Indian paintings
and is used to create a sense of mystique. The silk paintings that are generally made in India emphasises elegance, softness and flexibility of design and style. Silk is dexterously used as a canvas for painting and portrait. Skilled and talented Indian artists make use of a special process that actually helps to "hold" the paint on silk canvas in vibrant details
This type of painting have a timeless appeal and their design, beauty, style and elegance give them a high status acceptance. The style of silk painting can be diverse and the texture and motif can range from coarse and ethnic to refined and intricate. Silk painting is actually creating art on fabric with silk on canvas. Silk painting has many usages. It can be used can as wall hanging, functional, such as wearable art or for home decor. The heavy use of gold appears as another distinguishing characteristic to highlight the patterns. Silk paintings are usually used to depict rich court life, religious themes and epics. It often makes use of glitters, gemstones and gold. Silk painting is the process of applying dye to silks. It is often used as ties, scarves or clothing. The finished works can also be wall hangings, framed pictures or household decor. Making of silk painting is fun and easy and the process takes less time, where no particular experience in art is required. Artists can surely look to create beautiful original paintings on silk. The silk glows with extra vibrancy and lustre.
This type of painting is almost opposite to other types of paintings. Here, the artist generally paints by controlling the pigments on the surface. Brushes become much less important because the dye will move on the silk after it is placed there. Because the dyes flow so freely on silk, the job of the silk painter is to control the movement of the pigment on the silk rather than its placement