Durga – Kalighat painting (36″ x 60″)
$620 Each, Artist Bhaskar Lahiri
The Kalighat paintings are a tradition of religious art prevalent in West Bengal, India. The paintings of the Hindu goddess of the same name, Kali, are painted on cloth and can be seen on roadside stalls and shops. These paintings depict various scenes from Hindu mythology and people believe that they bring good luck and prosperity.
The Kalighat paintings originated from being items people would buy when they visited the Kalighat Kali Temple in West Bengal, India. The paintings have been around since the 19th century and have developed a lot over time.
The Kalighat paintings started off with illustrations of Hindu gods & deities, but quickly diversified to show a variety of topics from everyday life. In the 19th century, traditional scroll paintings were flourishing in Bengal. These paintings were popular in rural areas and were the only form of art that could compete with European styles.
Maa Durga is a major deity in Hinduism. She is worshipped as a principal aspect of the mother goddess Devi.
She is associated with protection, strength, motherhood, destruction, and wars.
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Indian Folk Art - What is it?
One of the few forms of entertainment in ancient India was folk arts. Indian Folk arts are culturally based art forms that are handed down through generations. These traditional Indian folk arts include music, dancing, puppetry, storytelling, and much more. International Indian Folk Art Gallery mainly focuses on visual arts.
Indian Folk art is a term that refers to the artwork of people who are not professional artists, such as painters or sculptors, and is often created in isolation. The term can refers to Indian Folk art in general. No formal qualification is required to produce Indian Folk art, and the style of work reflects the culture from which it originates.
India has always been a melting pot of cultures and traditions. It is also one of the few places in the world that have preserved centuries-old Indian Folk art through its heritage and vibrant culture.
The Indian government has taken many initiatives to keep this rich cultural traditional Indian Folk art alive. They are making it easier for future generations to access this heritage which will help diversify the country’s culture even more. However, government alone cannot stop the extinction of these traditional Indian Folk art forms without support from every Indian, living in India or abroad.
India is a beautiful land that portrayed cultural and traditional vibrancy through its conventional arts and crafts for over 3000 years. The 35 states and union territories across the country have their own distinct cultural and traditional identities and are displayed through various forms of art prevalent there.
Every region in India has its own style and pattern of art, which is known as Folk Art. There are over 50 Folk Arts in India, they are very ethnic and simple, and yet colourful and vibrant enough to speak volumes about the country’s rich heritage. Many are on the verge of extinction. Please read the full article here >>
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