Works of Mammiyoor Krishnan Kutty Nair
Featured in the video are the mural paintings and drawings done by the maestro Late Mr. Mammiyoor Krishnan Kutty Nair. Mr. Nair spearheaded the revival of mural art in Kerala.
Popularly known as Krishnan Kutty Asan, Mr. Nair was the founder-principal of the Institute of Mural Painting under the Guruvayur Devaswom (managing authority of the Guruvayur temple). Established in 1989, the institute has produced several young talents.
The setting up of the institute was prompted by the difficulties faced by the Devaswom in repainting the fire-damaged ancient murals of the temple. It was Mr. Nair who led the team that repainted these murals.
The paintings and drawings done by Mr. Nair are displayed in the mural institute. The institute is located near the eastern entrance of the Guruvayur temple. The temple, an important pilgrim centre of South India, is in the Thrissur district of Kerala.