"Kalighat patachitras” are a class of paintings and drawings on paper produced by artists called ‘patuas’ in the neighbourhood of the famous Kali Temple at Kalighat in Calcutta in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
In recent times, Bhaskar Chitrakar of Kalighat, is reviving this style. Inspired by his grandfather, he has decided to create paintings in the same tradition, using the techniques and materials of old, but giving the subject matter a contemporary twist.
This is a traditional piece done in the artist's unique style. It depicts the Goddess of his area of residence and work - the Kalighat region of Kolkata.
As Kalighat patachitras were traditionally repetitive works of popular themes, gods & goddesses, satirical scenes, etc, some of our works on display might be sold, but the artist will create a replica on order, the differences will of course be there, but negligible.