short note on kalighat paintings

The Kalighat paintings:
  • Originated from the Kalighat Kali Temple region of Calcutta
  • They generally depicted Kali amongst other Hindu gods, goddesses, and other mythological characters
  • Some paintings were also made on subjects other than mythology
  • Were a deviation from the scroll paintings popular in Bengal before its advent
  • Were an amalgamation of the Oriental and the Occidental school of paintings
  • Were simple to make and easy to reproduce

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