The contemporary art forms generally consist of a large number of canonical ideas related to the art. One of the examples of the same can be observed in the ‘kamalam’ paintings of India. These are the art forms in which there is a conversion from the classical form of art into the popular art forms which may cater to the needs and requirements of the masses. The traditional contemporary art forms have been manipulated in such a manner that it creates a mass appeal and articulate within the contemporary contexts.
The traditional types have been manipulated in order to cater to the mass appeal within the contemporary context. There are some of the murals which are made in terms of contemporary reality and have been observed with respect to the appropriation system based on the style of calendar art and the posters of Gods. The changes which had been made in the murals gave the information of the contemporary reality which can be observed in the appropriation of the style of the calendar and the posters of the Gods in the walls of the temples. The thing which seemed to be alien was the Western influences in these paintings which were actually served for different purposes. There were also some of the similarities from the canonical art forms.
This included the characteristic look including the use of the contrasting colours which had a higher brightness. It had been stated by Kajri Jain that the characteristic actually appeal to be something ascribed to the manual retouching done of the film after doing the actual separation of the colours. These characteristics leads to the creation of the great form of art. The canonical looks in these paintings are also be attributed to the use of the popular taste. These similarities are evident when it is important to do the comparison of the tradition based on the canonical art form.