The year 1979 saw the birth of a legend, S Elayaraja, who left the world in amazement witnessing his exquisite artistic skills and his diligence for oil colors. Born in the land rich of culture and tradition, Tamil Nadu, he grasped and explored his artistic skills from Govt. Fine art College, Chennai. S Elayaraja is one of the most refined and experienced amongst the few existing realistic Indian artists existing today. His interests include exploring different mediums in art- watercolor, oil paint, and acrylic. But his love for oil paints is inconvincible and his well composed and awe-inspiring paintings are an irresistible proof. Before we deeply study the legend lets rush through characteristics of oil paintings.
S Elayaraja is known for his oils and has embarked a renowned place in the world of art. He draws his inspiration from the land where he was brought up and portrays them onto his canvas will a million microns of richness and vibrant colors. He mainly focuses on the Tamil women, their culture, tradition, and lifestyle and paints his observations with such finesse that people often misinterpret it as a lens captured a photograph. S Elayaraja ’s paintings are a blast of emotions and expressions revealing the story of each woman he paints. This realistic artist successfully brings out the essence of a peaceful village life soothing the eyes who have only witnessed the exhausting urbanization.
With the advent of modern art, people often fail to realize the importance of realistic art which is capable of building a bond with the painting and the audience.