Indian Sadhu Portrait Painting
Large hand-painted painting of a Yogi from India
Series: Colourful Sadhus
Artist: © Frank Wagtmans
Technique: Acrylic Paint on Canvas
Materials: Gesso, Acrylic Paint, Varnish
Carrier: 100% linen canvas of 430g/m² and medium structure on a stretcher frame of FSC wood. The canvas has a 3-layer primer and is universally prepared. The canvas is stretched along the back. Sides are painted along. No frame needed.
Varnish: High gloss with UV filter
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 140 x 100 x 4 cm (55.12 x 39.37 x1.57 inch)
Exclusive: Only one copy exists
In this masterful painting, an impressive 150x100 cm canvas hosts the vibrant spiritual essence of an Indian Sadhu, depicted through a dazzling and extensive color palette. The artist skillfully applies contrasting colors, not only reflecting the rich diversity of Indian culture but also vividly portraying the profound spiritual journey of the Sadhu.
Strategically implementing a thick paint texture in specific areas adds a tangible depth to the artwork, inviting the observer to peer into the very soul of the Sadhu. The relief created by the thick paint enhances the portrait, making it nearly palpable.
Constructed with meticulous care, the painting consists of numerous layers of acrylic, capturing the complexity and depth of the Sadhu's spiritual being. The combination of the partially thick paint structure and the various layers results in a visually and emotionally rich masterpiece, conveying the profound depth of the Sadhu's inner quest.
The unique appearance of the Sadhu is further enriched by the meticulously painted dreadlocks and beard. The carefully shaped and braided dreadlocks, known as "jata" or "jaṭā," carry symbolic significance, representing the Sadhu's dedication to an ascetic lifestyle and spiritual connection to divinity. Simultaneously, the full beard symbolizes wisdom and the extensive time spent in meditation and contemplation, a tangible manifestation of the Sadhu's inner growth and lived experiences on his spiritual journey.
Harmoniously extending the visual impact, the sides of the painting are seamlessly painted, eliminating the need for a frame and directing undivided attention to the central portrait. This imparts a modern and sleek appearance, ready to grace any wall with its beauty.
In essence, the painting encapsulates not only the external features of the Sadhu but also the profound spirituality that defines his being. Each stroke of the brush, every layer of paint, and the careful rendering of details contribute to a captivating portrayal, embodying the timeless wisdom and enduring quest for enlightenment that characterizes the Sadhu.
Uniquely designed painting of an Indian Yogi (Sadhu)
A very special, expressive portrait with contrasting colours
If you let your eye go over this sturdy, colourful work of art, you will discover more and more small details that have been carefully processed
This portrait is completely original and has been built up from a sketch to the completion of the varnish layer
The sides are painted through so that no frame is needed and therefore this beautiful portrait can be hung on the wall immediately
This colourful work of art by Wagtmans adds character, class and style to any interior