In the middle of the national excitement over the ICC Cricket World Cup, a tiny artist from Odisha named L. Ishwar Rao has decided on a special way to demonstrate his passion for the game. Odisha artist creates Miniature of Cricket World Cup trophy on a Turmeric Grain
On October 5th, the cricket competition got underway. To honour the Indian squad, Rao created a “World Cup” trophy out of turmeric. He finished the trophy from top to bottom in two days.
In an interview with ANI, Rao stated, “I wanted to make this World Cup trophy a bit unusual, so I built the ‘World Cup’ trophy using turmeric, the tiniest ‘1 inch’ trophy. Two days were needed for me to finish it. Making the World Cup trophy is difficult since the ball needs to be at the top and all three stumps need to be visible. To mould the work and make it evident at the tiniest scale, we need quick tools, continued Rao.
Rao, who is from the hamlet of Jatni, used this chance to wish the Indian team luck. The World Cup being held in India is a great occasion for Indians, and I wish the Indian team well in their future games, he remarked.
L. Ishwar Rao: who is he? ,Odisha artist creates Miniature of Cricket World Cup trophy
L. Ishwar Rao, a native of Jatni in the Khurda region, started off as a young artist in 1999 when he gave his teacher a chalk Taj Mahal that had been carefully sculpted.
Rao recalls those early days by saying, “I’ve been interested in painting from class two. I delivered my work to my instructor in the 12th grade. There was no turning back after that. He presented me to the principal of the B.K. College of Arts and Crafts in Bhubaneswar, who was impressed by my work and gave me accolades for my workmanship.
Rao studied stone carving for four years. He founded the Ishwar Art and Craft Social Foundation in 2011 where he offers his pupils free instruction.
I’ve created miniatures out of nearly everything, the guy claims, including stone, betel nuts, bottles, battery cells, clay, coloured clay, chalk, soap, wood, coal, fibre, pencil shavings, rice, rubber, turmeric, tamarind, seeds, thermocol, and a variety of other materials. Art fans were astounded by one of his works that featured Jesus Christ.
Speaking of one of his masterpieces, he explains, “I constructed a miniature of Jesus Christ within a glass bottle. It is 4 inches tall and has a 2-inch breadth. It is contained within a 750 cc bottle. ‘Merry Christmas’ is written on it, along with a crucifix and two Christmas trees.
Rao spent a week crafting his creation out of glittery paper, glass, and chalk.
During the FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, Rao also had the ambition to create a little hockey stick and a ball, which he put inside a 750 ml glass bottle. He worked on this sculpture for ten days, using pencil leads, and it was much praised.
Using paper and beautiful stars, Rao recently created eco-friendly chariots for the Rath Yatra that featured the trinity of Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra, and Lord Balabhadra. He worked really hard for 15 days to finish this unusual job.
SOME FAMOUS MINIATURE ARTS OF
“L ESHWAR RAO”
• World Cup trophy on turmeric in 2023
• Shivling miniature on Mahashivratri 2022
• Hockey stick and Ball on pencil lead
• Narendra Modi and Naveen Patnaik photos in small glass bottle
• Jesus Christ and Santa clause in a glass bottle
• Earthen Lamp In Bottle On Diwali Eve
• Many social messages on pencil lead like VOTE FOR NATION and STAY HOME STAY SAFE in Covid time
Has been feted with ‘Several Awards’ for his creations, which are :
• World Record of INDIA Award
• Indian Young Achiever Award
• India Book of Records
• Wonder Book of Records
• Asia Book of Records
Miniature art is a captivating universe of craftsmanship that flourishes in the smallest of places in a world where grandeur frequently steals the show. Imagine a canvas that is so tiny it fits in the palm of your hand, yet within those tiniest confines, artists skillfully weave complicated tales, arouse feelings, and record beauty. Come with me on a voyage into this enchanted world of art, where little works of art show that size is no impediment to imagination and enchantment. We’ll explore the fascinating world of miniature art in this blog, learn about its rich history, learn about the equipment and processes used to create these little works of art, and see the incredible skills of the artists who practise the art of the miniature.
Indian Miniature Painting :
Indian miniature painting is a classical art style that has been used for ages in India. It is a complex and highly skilled art style that entails producing minute paintings on a small scale. It is distinguished by the use of vivid hues, complex patterns, and fine details.
Indian Miniature Art’s History:
The Palas of Bengal, who were patrons of miniature painters, first established the history of Indian miniature painting in the seventh century BCE. They used flowing lines and delicate colours to portray Buddhist and religious writings on palm leaves. Miniature painting flourished in Western India from the 12th to the 16th centuries CE in places like Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Malwa and was influenced by Jainism. Jain writings were embellished with imposing physical characteristics, robust lines, and vivid colours.
As a result of Persian influence, hunting scenes and varied expressions and emotions were shown on paper by the 15th century rather than on palm leaves, using rich colours like aquamarine blue and gold. Up to the 16th–18th centuries CE, miniature painting in India flourished during the Mughal sultanate. An immensely complex and rich art form, Mughal-style miniature art was a synthesis of religion, culture, and tradition that combined Persian aesthetics with indigenous Indian art.
The tiny works of art created by the emperors Akbar and Jahangir depict many features of palace life and royal accomplishments. Later, European painting methods like perspective and shading were also incorporated. Later, under the reign of Aurangzeb, Mughal sponsorship dwindled and Rajput palaces took over as the primary centres for the development of miniature art.