Original artwork from Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Natural paint pigments with carved detail on Perisan marble panel by unknown artist / 2012
Size: 9"x12", unframed
The art: The art of Gemstone painting was developed in Rajasthan about two hundred years ago. The specialty of this decorative painting style is that the shades of color are provided by the semi precious stones instead of artificial or vegetable colors. Rajasthan is a rich store house of precious and semiprecious stones. Hence, gemstones were easily available and put to several use, one of them being in the paintings of Rajasthan. Gemstone Paintings are made of Semi-Precious stones like Agate, Amethyst, Blood-stone, Citrine, Carnelian, Crystal, Garnet, Jade, Jasper, Lapis-lazuli, Malachite, Peridot, Tiger, Tourmaline etc. These stones are carefully selected, ground and finally pasted by accomplished and experienced craftsmen on the back side of marble sheet. Rajasthan. The land of color and life. Steeped in history, brimming with music and dance, architecture and art. This is a land that has inspired innumerable craftsmen, and been the object of their imagination since time immemorial. Gemstone are some of the famous forms of painting from Rajasthan. This style of painting is aided by the fact that the state of Rajasthan is a natural repository of precious and semiprecious stones.