Tanjore painting (Tamil – Thanjavur Oviyam) is a major form of classical South Indian painting from the town of Thanjavur (anglicized as Tanjore) in Tamil Nadu, India. The art form dates back to about 1600 AD, a period when the Nayakas of Thanjavur encouraged art—chiefly, classical dance and music—as well as literature, both in Telugu and Tamil.

Tanjore painting is known for its surface richness, vivid colors, compact composition and especially the glittering gold foils used to give the paintings its rich look . The subject of Tanjore art traditionally includes Hindu deities and saints. In addition, episodes from hindu mythology are represented with a main figure or figures palced in the centre.


The elegance and artistry behind a Tanjore Painting is well known throughout the world. At Chitrakala, our expertise with paintings started 20 years ago and have been carefully making artistic and ethnic Tanjore Art over the years. Some of our paintings have been put up in the Paintings page, which you can take a look at and we also do custom requirements, be it art or small items.

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