The level of pleasure that paintings give to a genuine art lover is tremendous. Art is not only a source of delight for people but it also acts as a vibrant bond between them and the beauty of imaginations. Be it traditional art or its contemporary and modern forms, art has an inherent characteristic of arousing aesthetic passion in you which makes you more attached to it with time.
Devotional art is one such art category that garners much attention. In this category as well, Shiva paintings have been some of the most sought after. Shiva art lets an artist give an aesthetic extension to the idea of Shiva’s supremely divine form. It is the brilliant craftsmanship with which an artist projects Shiva on the canvas that lends a lively charm to non-living imagery of the Lord.
An artist can use the canvas and colors to portray Shiva in a number of his avatars such as Indra, Rudra, Agni etc. Lord Shiva encompasses scores of virtues like transcendence, amorphousness, limitlessness among others on which an artist focuses and learns about it a great deal so as to imbibe more details before giving a particular virtue an artistic touch in the form of Shiva paintings. Some painters are also heavily influenced by the idea of weaving historical perspectives, messages and analogical ideas around the aura of Lord Shiva and this is done with great artistic acumen.
Some Shiva paintings are made with the limited intention of infusing much decorative value in them so that they can be purchased by art enthusiasts in order to adorn their living space with suitable devotional art or gift them to their friends or family. Such paintings have the power to instantly grab the attention of the observer.
All these factors have increasingly led to both traditional and online art galleries working more enthusiastically towards making devotional art, of which Shiva paintings form an integral facet, a part of their collection. Art galleries these days tend to bring a wide array of Shiva paintings under one roof due to the growing demand and increased liking towards devotional paintings mainly from a decorative perspective.