Kerala Mural Paintings

Murals constitute the pictorial representation of mythological and legendary incidents of any region, thus of the paintings done for aesthetic purposes, alone. Basically they belong to the fresco style with several regional variations and specificity. Searching for the roots of murals in Kerala takes us back in to the 7th, 8th centuries. They function as a sort of ‘dynamic theater stills’, elucidating characters and episodes, preserving a whole lot of traditions always in communion with the past, as brilliant picturesque reminder of our ethos.

Pigments and glues prepared from materials obtained from nature, purified and mixed in definite proportions are applied on freshly prepared walls of temples, churches, palaces and houses. Brushes made of natural materials are used to apply the prepared pigments in dot and lines, over light washes if needed, to compose each figure. The resilience of the pigments offers strength and stability to the painting assuring long life to the work done. Anatomy of characters, including animals trees etc, are represented in a regionally stylized form. One panel might hold several scenes Separated by specific lines (manimala). Yellow, red, green, white and black are the most prominent hues seen in the murals of Kerala. Deities when drawn are mostly based on the invocatory verses found in the relevant ancient scriptures. When such a work is undertaken, a muralist is instructed to follow certain Observances and meditate up on th eproposed form. The various components in a panel remind us of iconography symbols as well as the patterns and figures done on floor using powdered natural pigments (kalamezhuthu), pointing towards the evolution of the mural style.

ANANDA PADMANABHAN

ANANDA PADMANABHAN
Acrylic on Canvas
3 x 5 feet
in America

mural ganapathi painting

BALA GANAPATHI
Acrylic on Canvas
3 x 2 feet

kerala mural

DANCING GANESH 2
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 38 inches
In America

krisha leela mural painting

KRISHNA WITH GOPIES
Acrylic on Canvas
9 x 7 feet
in Chennai

Lakshmi Mural

ASHTA LAKSHMI
Acrylic on Canvas
34 x 34 inches

shiva kudumbam

sakthi panchakshari
Acrylic onCanvas
3  x 4 Feet
in Bangalore

SURIYA-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

SURYA (SUN)
Acrylic on Canvas
3 x 4 feet
in Switzerland

NADARAJA-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

PRADOSHA NIRUTHAM
Acrylic on Canvas
4 x 6 feet
in America

SUSRUTHA-SURGERY-PAINTING

SUSRUTHA SURGERY
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 38 inches
in Kottayam

SHAKTI PANCHAKSHARI

SHIVA PARVATI
Acrylic on Canvas
2 x 3 feet
in America

ananda sayanam keralamural

ANANDA SAYANAM 
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 60 inches
in America

GANESHA-PUJA-KERALA-MURAL-TRADITION

GANAPATI PUJA
Natural Colour on Canvas
18 x 28 inches
in America

DAKSHINAMURTHI

DAKSHINAMOORTHI
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 26 inches
in Bombai

GANAPATHI-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

DANCING GANAPATHI
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x  38 inches
in Switzerland

KALI-AMMA

KALI DEVI
Natural Colour on Wall
14 x 16 Inches

LEELA

ELEPHANT
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 22 inches
in Switzerland

sree krishna

GURUVAYOOR KRISHNA
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 28 inches
in America

GANAPATI

GANAPATHI
Natural colour and Gold on Canvas
24 x 24 inches
in Trichur

CHOTTANIKKARA-

CHOTTANIKARA AMMA
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 38 inches
in Bangalore

GANAPATHI-MURAL-PAINTING

DANCING GANESHA
Acrylic on Canvas
3 x 4 inches
in Switzerland

sHIVA-PARVATI

SHAKTHI PANCHAKSHARI
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
28 x 36 inches
in America

ANANDA-SAYANAM-KERALA-MURAL

ANANDA SAYANAM  2
Acrylic on Canvas
5 x 7 feet
Trichur

GAJENDRA-MOKSHAM-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

GAJENDRA MOKSHAM
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 38 inches
in Switzerland

PRADOSHA-NIRUTHAM-KERALA-MURAL

PRADOSHA NIRUTHAM
Acrylic on Canvas
38 X 48 inches
in Abu Dhabi

GAJENDRA-MOKSHAM-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

GAJENDRA MOKSHAM
Acrylic on Canvas
54 x 54 inches
in North Paravour

SHIVA-PARVATI-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

SHIVA PARVATI
Acrylic on Canvas
6 x 8 feet
Available

VETTA-SASTAVU-KERALA-MURAL

VETTA SASTAV
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 38 inches
Available

KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

KRISHNA AND THE CHRIST
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 48 inches
in America

LAKSHMI-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

MAHALAKSHMI
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 28 inches
in Switzerland

GAJENDRA-MOKSHAM-KERALA-MURAL

GAJENDRA MOKSHAM
Acrylic on Canvas
28 X 38 inches
in Switzerland

LAST-SUPPER-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

LAST SUPPER
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 38 inches
in Kottayam

SARASWATHI-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

SARASWATI 
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 38 inches
in Germany

NARASIMHA-AVATAR-KERALA-MURAL

NARASIMHA AVATAR
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 28 inches
in Manipal

ARDHA-NARISWARA-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

ARDHA NARISWARA
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 28 inches
In Alua,Cochin

DHANVANTIRI-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

DHANWANTARI
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 34 inches
in Switzerland

PARASU-RAMA-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

PARASURAMAN
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 28 inches
in Iranikulam Temple

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES 1
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
10 x 12 inches
in Bangalore

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES 2
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
10 x 12 inches
in Bangalore

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES 3
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
10 x 12 inches
in Bangalore

INDIAN-TRADITIONAL-PAINTING

THARUNI
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 38 inches
in Cochin

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES 4
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
10 x 12 inches
in Bangalore

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES 5
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
10 x 12 inches
in Bangalore

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES 6
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
10 x 12 inches
in Bangalore

NATURE-KERALA-TRADITION

NATURE
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 54 inches
in Trichur

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES 7
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
10 x 12 inches
in Bangalore

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES 8
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
10 x 12 inches
in Bangalore

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES 9
Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
10 x 12 inches
in Bangalore

BIRDS SERIES

BIRDS SERIES
Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 10 inches
in Switzerland

PULLUVA-LADY-KERALA-MURAL

PULLUVA LADY
Water colour on Paper
24 x 34 inches
Available

NATURE-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

THE BIRDS 
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 30 inches
in France

INDIAN-MURAL-PAINTING

FLOWERS
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 22 inches
in Bangalour

FARMER-INDIAN-MURAL-PAINTING

FARMER
Acrylic on Canvas
34 x 36 inches
Available

MAHA-VISHNU-MURAL-PAINTING

MAHA VISHNU
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 18 inches
in Switzerland

SAI-BABA-PAINTING

SAI BABA
Natural Colour on Canvas
18 X 26 inches
in Coimbatore

SREE-NARAYANA-GURU-MURAL

SREE NARAYANA GURU
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 28 inches
in Coimbatore

PRADOSHA-NIRUTHAM-KERALA-MURAL

SHIVA THANDAVAM
Acrylic on Canvas
38 x 54 inches
in Switzerland

NATURE-KERALA-TRADITION

SWAN
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24 inches
in Germany

KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

UNTITLED
Charcoal on Paper
14 x 18 inches
Available

NATURE-KERALA-MURAL-PAINTING

THE BIRD
Natural colour on Paper
24 x 24 inches
in Alua, Cochin

NATURE-KERALA-TRADITION

SWAN 2
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 28 inches
Avilable

NATURE-INDIAN-TRADITIONAL-PAINTING

THE BIRDS 
Natural colour on Paper
14 x 14 inches
in France

NATURE-INDIAN-TRADITIONAL-PAINTING

THE BIRDS 
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 20 inches
in Switzerland

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