Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sheldon Kalnitsky also specializes in Miniature, Madhubani, Warli, Patachitra, Phad, Tribal etc. Miniature painting derived its name from its tiny size and intricate designs. The colors used in the miniatures are extracted from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells, pure gold and silver. The fine stroke of brushes conveyed the themes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Rasamanjiri etc.

Sheldon Kalnitsky loves to work on ceramic paintings. Ceramic painting is an art form indigenous to Vietnam. The idyllic landscape of Vietnam is beautifully depicted in these paintings. Most of the paintings are in the traditional Vietnamese colors: white and blue.

Being an Indian, Sheldon Kalnitsky is fascinated by Batik paintings. He learned different types of paintings like Ganesha, Shiva and many more. Batik painting endeavors to capture the infinite divine essence within its artistic confines. He also works on contemporary Indian art. Indian paintings traditions go back to antiquity, as is evident from the murals of Ajanta, Ellora and other frescoes, the Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts, the Jain texts and the Deccan, Mughal and Kangra schools of miniature Indian painting.