This unique style of painting originated around AD 1525. During the reign of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (1799-1868) of Mysore, the style matured fully. The style has seen its fair share of ups and downs and is currently under revival by the artists of Mysore. The painting procedure comprises the basic ‘Gesso’ Work and the use of Traditional colors and thin real gold foil for embellishment. The most popular themes are the traditional deities of the Hindu pantheon and royal tradition. Mysore style painting is characterized by intricate use of colors and fine relief work to be preserved as a prized possession forever.
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