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Marble paintings are miniature paintings, which are made on exquisite variety of marble. Marble is a natural stone with immense beauty and is available in a variety of colors, some of which are particularly used to impart a natural and rugged look to the artifacts. As the name suggests, marble is the main base on which the painting is made. Different thicknesses and sizes of marbles can be used depending upon the final product being considered; therefore it has always been a popular medium for creative artists. Created with immense perfection and beauty, marble paintings encompass traditional as well as contemporary styles. The remarkable marble paintings are extensively used for decoration of interiors and exteriors. These paintings are produced by using water and oil paints. Excellent craftsmanship and talent is portrayed in almost each and every marble painting. Meticulous efforts and endless patience turn a simple white colored marble into a rich artifact of immense cultural value and monetary value.
The themes of marble paintings revolve around the Bhakti cult of India especially around Lord Krishna with Radha. Other themes such as Mughal emperors and queens, jewelry, Indian musical instruments, pots, vases, statues, floral designs, royal palaces etc. are also depicted in marble paintings. Many of marble paintings show Lord Krishna and Radha wooing each other with beautiful love expressions. These paintings are known for the aesthetic depiction of various love acts of the divine couple. The decorative marble paintings are perfect showpieces for enhancing appeal of the interiors as well as the exteriors. Marble paintings are available with or without gold and are made on marble of different sizes and thickness. Marble paintings on tiles are quite popular.
While undertaking the marble painting, first of all the marble base is prepared by coating the marble with a neutral color and sponged a couple of times for attaining the right effect. The painter then draws the images with great specificity. This procedure is then followed by adding color and at times gold dust, gold leaves, jewels and lacquer too. The colors used in marble painting are made out of natural vegetables and mineral dyes. The use of gold and precious stones is optional and depends upon the manufacturer or the buyer if the marble painting is made according to the order. The use of lacquer adds a permanent finish to the marble painting and enhances its life value.All paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend india.