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c om Centuries old.mathu‐art‐adventure.com/ Mathangi Vedagiri ot . gs p The walls and floors of the house were coated with cow dung and mud paste.b lo There are three types of Madhubani painting: Brahmin Style. So this art started as a daily welcome painting for the Gods by decorating the outside of the house. and is a part of the daily ritual. the walls or the floor.blogspot.3 Madhubani [Bihar] ht tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re . It is believed that every morning the gods come invisibly to the household to bless the members of the family and to bring more prosperity. and Kshatriya Style. The diluted cow dung is also a natural antiseptic which is why it is valued as a floor and wall covering anyway ‐ regardless of whether any one was going to paint on it! Madhubani Lord Krishna – Brahmin Style http://www. this art of Bihar is done mainly by the females of the family. When it dried it gave a perfect dark background to the bright paintings done with white rice paste. Tattoo Style. / .
c om / .4 ht tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re .b lo Madhubani Tree of Life – Brahmin Style http://www.blogspot.mathu‐art‐adventure.com/ Mathangi Vedagiri gs p ot .
is a God worshipped by the Hindus.5 tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re .b lo Madhubani – Ardhanareeshwarar* Brahmin Style *Ardhanareeshwarar .c om / .blogspot.mathu‐art‐adventure. http://www.Half Shiva half Parvati.com/ Mathangi Vedagiri ht gs p ot .
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c om / .mathu‐art‐adventure.7 tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re .com/ Mathangi Vedagiri ht gs p ot .b lo Madhubani Kshatriya Style Sun http://www.blogspot.
http://www.b lo Madhuwarli – Tribal men dancing around the Tree of Life ht I have drawn a Warli picture and colored it in Madhubani style [including Madhubani border] using Indian ink.8 Warli in Madhubani Style tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re .blogspot.com/ Mathangi Vedagiri gs p ot .c om / .mathu‐art‐adventure.
Elements of folk and sophisticated art and craft characterize each finely executed Patachitra. This fabric is stuck to a wooden base using glue (kaitha atha). a picture.b lo gs p ad v Patachitra – Lord Krishna with Gopikas ht tp :// m at hu The word Patachitra is derived from the Sanskrit word “Pata”. http://www.blogspot.9 Patachitra [Orissa] en tu re .c om / . a tablet or a plate. “chitra” means painting or picture.mathu‐art‐adventure. which means a painted piece of cloth.com/ Mathangi Vedagiri -a rt- ot . It is the traditional art of Orissa. The intricate picture is drawn using vegetable colors on a special fabric (matha).
tp :// m at hu http://www. The smaller version of phada is known as phadakye.10 Phad Painting [Rajasthan] en tu re . the life events of Goga Chauhan. which venerates the deeds of a hero. and Narayandevji are primarily depicted. Generally. In the simplest term Phad can be described as a large painting on cloth.c om / . and many others were illustrated on the Phadas in the earlier times but today the stories from the life of Papuji.blogspot.com/ Mathangi Vedagiri ot .b lo gs p -a rtad v Phad Painting – King ht Phad painting is a beautiful specimen of Indian cloth painting. Amar Singh Rathor. I have done the above painting on handmade paper using poster colors. Tejaji. Prithaviraj Chauhan. Phada painting has come to be regarded as one of the most sought after folk paintings in the world. For their unique beauty and chronicling character. Rajasthan in Western India is its place of origin.mathu‐art‐adventure.
com/ Mathangi Vedagiri gs p ot . men go on wars to protect the natural rhythm of life back home.b lo Saura Painting This folk art painting is known as ‘Saura painting’. signifying the close connection between man and nature. ht http://www. Seated on horses or elephants. showing several rows of human forms engaged in daily or ceremonial activities. The ‘Saura’ tribe of Orissa makes these paintings.blogspot. The theme of this folk painting has been drawn from their everyday life. differing moods of dancing and warring people are portrayed. In alternating set of rows. At the base of the painting.c om / .mathu‐art‐adventure.11 Saura Painting [Orissa] tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re . we see men around a tree.
though popular among most tribes in Madhya Pradesh.12 Gond Painting [Madhya Pradesh] Tribal painting.blogspot. They paint deities.mathu‐art‐adventure. Gond painting uses a technique of creating textures by pattern. ht tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re . They have a peculiar style that reflects their creativity and unique view of things around them. is extremely well honed as an art among the Gond tribe of Mandala.b lo Gond Painting Tree of Life http://www. pictures of Nature or simply an event of day to day life.com/ Mathangi Vedagiri gs p ot .c om / . Very colorful and descriptive this art has its own charm. They make the ground and the wall their canvas and use limestone or charcoal as mediums to make various decorative paintings for their houses. In Gond and other tribes painting is not restricted to paper and does not entirely depend on synthetic colors.
13 tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re .c om / .com/ Mathangi Vedagiri gs p ot .blogspot.mathu‐art‐adventure.b lo Gond Painting Birds ht http://www.
They used watercolors and painted on inexpensive mill papers. At this time a huge number of village folk had migrated from rural Bengal and settled in and around the famous Kalighat temple.com/ Mathangi Vedagiri lo gs p ot . in Kolkata ‐ the erstwhile capital of British India. and quality brushwork and flawless rhythmic strokes. Amongst them. meaningful gestures. These were the people whose painting style and themes later came to be known as Kalighat painting. The style is characterized by formal and linear economy. http://www. Brushes were made from squirrel and calf hair. many were potters and scroll painters.b ht tp :// m at hu Kalighat Painting – Goddess Saraswathi Kalighat painting derives its name from its place of origin Kalighat.mathu‐art‐adventure.14 Kalighat painting [Kolkata] -a rt- ad v en tu re . The drawings are bold and attractive and at the same time their technique is different and simple.c om / .blogspot. This painting form has its roots in the cultural upheavals of nineteenth century colonial Bengal.
15 Lakshmi Puja Alpona Pattern [Eastern India] tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re .com/ Mathangi Vedagiri gs p ot .mathu‐art‐adventure. ht http://www. The designs drawn during Lakshmi Puja display the feet of Goddess Lakshmi. It is also drawn during Kojari Lakshmi Puja to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.c om / .blogspot.b lo Lakshmi Puja Alpona Pattern Alpana or Alpono designs are drawn during festivals and Hindu rituals in Bengal. Orissa and other parts of Eastern India.
Thus came the two styles of Kalamkari painting Masulipatnam style and Srikalahasti style. Andra Pradesh]. It is hand painting as well as block printing with vegetable dyes. ht http://www. In Andra Pradesh. literally Pen‐work.b lo Kalamkari – Lord Shiva Kalamkari is an exquisite ancient craft of painted and printed fabrics. It derives its name from "Kalam" meaning Pen. Techniques of craftsmanship in Kalamkari were handed down within the families from generation to generation. this art knew it's apogee in the rich person kingdom of Golconde [the current city of Hyderabad. and "Kari" meaning work.blogspot. both the Masulipatnam and Srikalahasti villages are recognized as major centres for Kalamkari painting.c om / .mathu‐art‐adventure. Very old.16 Kalamkari [Andhra Pradesh] tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re .com/ Mathangi Vedagiri gs p ot . It has evolved through trial and error over the last 3000 years.
com/ Mathangi Vedagiri gs p tp :// m at hu -a rtad v Pithora Painting ht en ot .17 Pithora [Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh] tu re . Bhilals.c om / . which essentially conveys the joy and celebration of a community. childbirth. and Pithora paintings with their colors and animated figures mirrors the sentiments of their creators. and Naykas of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. festivals) in the family or community. Indeed the joie de vivre of the community couldn't have found a more suitable mean of expression.blogspot. has to reflect the collective mood of it. They signify the advent of an auspicious occasion (like weddings. http://www. Even materials used are quite exotic: the colors are prepared by mixing pigments with milk and liquor prepared from the auspicious Mahuda tree.mathu‐art‐adventure. An art form.b lo Pithora Paintings are much more than colorful images on walls for the tribes of Rathwas. everything from the theme to the execution has the ethnicity of rural India. The essence of a Pithora painting lies in its earthiness.
com/ Mathangi Vedagiri -a rt- ad v en tu re . which are adorned with colorful Pithora Paintings. and then coated with chalk powder. however clan exogamy is also observed.blogspot. considered to be a three‐wall affair.mathu‐art‐adventure. The Rathwas have a distinct cultural heritage and an interesting historical background. A Pithora is however. A comprehensive understanding of this ritual will call for a narrative‐ the head priest of the community who is called “Badwa”. They mimic the upper caste of Tadagis in their way of life. http://www. Bhils and Nayaks of central Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh practice this Art form. The forests therefore are sacred for them. The ancient tribes of Bhils too practice this art form with meticulous diligence.b The tribes the tribes of Rathwas. This process is called lipna. They depend on the forests around them for a livelihood. which almost always involves the painting of Pithoras on the walls of the house. The family is the most important unit of this tribe and they practice arranged marriages. so the first wall and the other two walls around it are prepared for the painting. Their intrinsic aesthetics is evident in their quaintly done mud hits. lo gs p ot . The walls to be painted are first plastered with mud and cow dung by the unmarried girls of the household.c om / . The problems are narrated to the Badwa “who offers solutions. The Pithora Baba is considered to be the reigning deity of the community and his presence is considered to be the solution of all problems. And then the painters proceed to do their work. The first wall of the house is considered to be the right place for a Pithora.18 ht tp :// m at hu The Ritual called Pithora Paintings Pithora Painting can be called a ritual rather that an art form for it is “performed” to thank God or for a wish or a boon to be granted. is summoned when a problem occurs in a family.
which are drawn on the walls of temples and churches in South India. / .mathu‐art‐adventure.com/ Mathangi Vedagiri gs p ot . Ancient temples. display an abounding tradition of mural paintings mostly dating back between the 9th to 12th centuries CE when this form of art enjoyed Royal patronage.19 Kerala Mural [Kerala] ht tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re . South India.b lo Kerala Mural – Lord Dakshinamurthy http://www. churches and palaces in Kerala.c om Kerala mural paintings are the frescos depicting mythology and legends. principally in Kerala.blogspot.
com/ Mathangi Vedagiri ht gs p ot .b lo Kerala Mural – Lord Krishna http://www.mathu‐art‐adventure.blogspot.c om / .20 tp :// m at hu -a rt- ad v en tu re .