If you are interested in paintings and art, you are likely to have come across the term called 'canvas' or more precisely, 'canvas art'. Canvas is actually a heavy fabric that is used to make sails and tents. But artists recognize it as the material on which they create some of their cherished art works. Canvas paintings attract all art lovers.
Subjects for canvas art
The subjects for canvas art are as interesting as varied. You will find several of the canvas paintings depicting scenes from the Indian epics like the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Canvas art also involves the depiction of natural scenery, animals, plants and inanimate objects like jewelry, glass and vases.
Popular canvas art painters
Many Indian painters have created canvas paintings that are widely appreciated around the world. Raja Ravi Verma is one of the 19th century painters who created some of the world's popular canvas paintings.
Among the contemporary artists, M.F. Hussain, Amrita Shergill and Ganesh Pyne are some of the well known figures in the Indian art world. Some of the paintings of M.F. Hussain cost millions of dollars.
Where to look for canvas art?
Visit an art gallery or an art exhibition to find some canvas art that may interest you. You can also enquire with painting suppliers and see the collection that they have to offer. Another idea is to contact individuals who are willing to sell a few of their paintings to you. Buying canvas art online is another interesting idea that you can explore. You will certainly find many online art stores that sell canvas paintings.