Madhubani paintings

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Madhubani painting originated in a small village of Bihar state of india, known as Mithila. In older times, the women of the village drew the paintings on the walls of their home. With time, the paintings started becoming a part of festivities and special events,like marriage. Slowly , the Madhubani painting of India crossed the traditional boundaries and started reaching admirers of art, both at the national as well as the international level.

Madhubani painting/Mithila painting was traditionally created by the women of the Brahman, Dusadh and Kayastha communities in Mithila region in Nepal and India. It was originated in Madhubhani village of Capital city of Ancient Mithila known as Janakpur.

Madhubani art has five distinctive styles – Bharni, Katchni, Tantrik, Nepali and Gobar. In the 1960s Bharni, Kachni and Tantrik style were mainly done Brahman & Kayashth women, who are upper caste women in India and Nepal. Their themes were mainly religious, and they depicted Gods and Goddesses in their paintings. People of lower castes and classes included aspects of their daily life and symbols of Gods and Goddesses much more, in their paintings. The Godna and Gobar style is done by the Dalit and Dushadh communities. Of course, nowadays Madhubani has become a globalized art form, and has received international and national attention.

Initialy Madhubani paintings were done on the traditional base of freshly plastered mud wall of huts.But now they are being done on various bases like cloth, handmade paper and canvas.Madhubani paintings make use of three-dimensional images and the colors that are used are derived mainly from plants. Continue reading “Madhubani paintings”

Warli painting Radha Krishna

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warli painting Radha Krishna

Warli painting Radha Krishna 

The Radha-Krishna love affair is a love legend of all times.

The  love story of Radha and Krishna is an immortal tale of India.

It’s indeed hard to miss the many legends and paintings illustrating Krishna’s love affairs, of which the Radha-Krishna affair is the most memorable.

Krishna is my favourite 🙂 ,and so I came up with this new painting ,“Radha Krishna” in warli style.

Here Krishna is with Radha on the bank of a river/pond playing flute. And other gopikas are around.

For this warli painting Radha-Krishna, I have used a maroon handmade paper ,white acrylic paint and some gold colour.

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Warli painting marriage

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Warli painting Marriage
Marriage Doli

Warli painting marriage – “Doli”

Here is a painting  of a doli in a warli style .

 Doli: A doli is a cot suspended by four corners from a bamboo pole. The bride is carried back in a doli from her parent’s house to her husband’s house.It is usually carried by  maternal uncles and brothers of the bride. Doli refers to the actual ceremony of a bride departing the home of her parents.

In this painting I have used an A4 sized satin finished paper .Like few of my other paintings in this too I have used lot of colours. Another colourful painting of mine!!!!  🙂

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Warli painting on wall

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Warli painting  on  wall !

This is my first try at  warli painting on a wall.

I hade seen warli paintings on walls and they look beautiful especially on the red mud wall.And I had always in my mind to try that.We have a stone wall in our living room ,which has a rectangle hole or a shelf  which has a border painted in brick red .So one day I got a thought what if  I  do warli painting on the brick red border. So i thought I will give a try.Then in the afternoon I sat and drew the design on the wall with a pencil.I had no specific design in my mind when I sat to paint.I drew whatever came in my mind at that time  🙂 .Then I painted it using white acrylic colour. All I required was paint brush,pencil , white acrylic colour and offcourse some patience  🙂 ,because I finished it in just 2 hrs( from drawing to painting).And I was happy it came out well. Continue reading “Warli painting on wall”