🧠Kalighat Painting originated in the vicinity of Kalighat Kali Temple, Kalighat (Kolkata, India) in 19th century.
🧠Kalighat temple was considered the main centre around which the traditional artists called ‘the pataus’ or ‘painters of cloth’ concentrated. Later academic training institutions were set up in Bengal imparting European style of art for the Indian artists by British patrons. This induced the traditional artists to move from rural areas to the city. They started learning from the newer techniques. They also created innovative and new art forms. This eventually led to the birth of Kalighat painting.
🧠Special Features Kalighat School was a unique and delightful Blend of the Oriental and the Occidental styles of painting.
🧠Due to this exceptional combination, it gained steady acknowledgment. The artists played an important role in the Independence movement through the depiction of secular themes and personalities in their paintings.