Thanjavur paintings from South India are known for their grand appearance, richly laden flat and vivid colours, tasteful iconic composition, and shimmering gold foils, glass beads and gems. They will add enchantment to any wall – at home or office. The painting style draws inspiration from Deccani,Vijayanagar, Maratha and Europe art styles.
The painting style dates back to the 16th century when the Vijayanagar empire, who ruled over the Thanjavur Nayakas, encouraged many forms of art.
Most Thanjavur paintings depict Hindu gods, Sthala-puranas and other religious texts. Jain, Sikh, Muslim, and other religious subjects were also featured.
Thanjavur paintings are a popular art form in south India and there are literally thousands of low-quality artists who can create a painting in a jiffy. For the unsuspecting eye, it is tough to assess their quality. But there are many factors that sepate the best from the rest: quality of the oil paints used, type of wooden frame, stones, etc.
We vet each painting thoroughly for quality and composition aspects, and feature only the best on our website. You can be confident what you buy here is the best of the best Thanjavur painting available today, anywhere in the world.
Order one of these artistically vibrant pieces of art and add some tasteful spark to your living space. We can also create original Thanjavur paintings, if you can provide us reference images.
JLine has shortlisted dozens of Thanjavur painting veterans. They show exceptional talent with this unique art form.