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Kathakali

Kathakali is an a folk dance which originated the south Indian state of Kerala.  The song-dance-act performance is made unique by the colorful makeup and interesting costume worn by (predominantly male) dancers.

I did this oil painting of a Kathakali dancer over a course of few days. Painting the details of the costume was a challenge, although a pleasant one!

Oil on canvas 22″ x 16″

Stages of painting

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