Kalidas – Mithila Painting
$962.40 (36″ x 40″)
The painting title is Kalidas, based on the life of the great poet Kalidas, beautifully created by the artist, Surendar Paswan. Surendar Ji has received a state award from the Bihar government for this painting.
Madhubani or the Mithila art is a style of Indian painting practiced in the Mithila region of the Indian subcontinent. This painting is done with a variety of tools, including fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, and using natural dyes and pigments. It is characterized by its eye-catching geometrical patterns. There is ritual content for particular occasions, such as birth or marriage, and festivals, such as Holi, Surya Shasti, Kali Puja, Upanayana, and Durga Puja.
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Indian Folk Art
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.
The Indian government has taken many initiatives to keep this rich cultural traditional 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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