Netizens all over India are in awe of art that was made on a field in Maharastra after a video of it got discovered on Google Maps. The artwork was made in February this year by a popular rangoli artist Mangesh Nipanikar for Shivaji Jayanti. The art piece is the face of Chhatrapati Shivaji and is made on a field in the village of Nilanga in Latur district.
The art is about 2.4 lakh sq feet and is spread over six acres. The detailed portrait of is of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj wherein he is seen wearing a jeweled headgear and a pair of heavy earrings. Although the tribute was made early this year, it is only recently that the video went viral.
Take a look at some of the posts wherein people on the internet are raving about the art;
To view the artwork yourself, turn on the satellite view on Google Maps and search for 'Chatrapati Shree Shivaji Maharaj Farm Painting Art' or 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj grass photo farm.'
After Sudarsan Pattnaik pioneered as a large scale artist, many other artists of the same genre started getting recognition and appreciation for their work. Pattnaik is a Padmashree awardee sand artist who has represented India in many international competitions.
Today many large scale outdoor artists like Mangesh Nipanikar get a platform and medium to create because of Pattnaik making a mark in the same.