Time Travel with Traditional Indian Art

Posted by Prashali Malik on Sep 18, 2019 10:46:50 am
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The need to study and delve into the ancient traditional Indian art of painting, sculptors and, architecture was felt about two centuries ago. In the later part of the eighteenth-century and almost the whole of the nineteenth century, it emerged as an unrelenting and vehement interest in this newfound subject. It piques people’s curiosity. Those handicrafts were a subject of admiration for them. Ancient and medieval artifacts were a rich source of India’s past which was under the colonization of the regal rule. During t... Read more>>

Maa Durga Paintings: Ferocious and yet Charming

Posted by Prashali Malik on Sep 13, 2019 11:35:07 am
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When I became conscious enough to observe and process my surroundings, I was fairly bewildered to look as to why other ladies don’t fancy to carry a sword and have some furious animal such as a lion as their vehicle. I also used to ponder that while watching Maa Durga paintings for hours trying to contemplate how she managed to fight in a heavy but beautiful sari. My mother doesn’t even know how to drape a sari. Forget about doing anything while wearing one! In my heart, I longed for those ornaments which were so intric... Read more>>

Discerning the Indiscernible in Lord Shiva Paintings

Posted by Prashali Malik on Sep 10, 2019 11:23:29 am
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Before the creation itself, there ensued a heated argument between the two gods i.e. the Brahma and the Vishnu. This mythological anecdote is depicted religiously in Lord Shiva paintings. Their respective egos wanted to prove that one of them was more powerful than the other. While they were debating, a blazing pillar emerged out of thin air. This pillar of infinite length or Sada-Shiva seemed to have no beginning and end. Brahma and Vishnu agreed to find the end and the beginning respectively and decided that whoever located their... Read more>>

Discover the Foundations of Indian Paintings

Posted by Prashali Malik on Sep 03, 2019 12:03:24 pm
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Ancient Indian Texts have always piqued the interests of art aficionados and Indian art collectors. They have a particular type of creativity and form of expression. The instructions and rules relating to sculpture and painting are encoded in the Shiplashastras and Chitrsutras respectively. Chitra means painting and sutra means rules and instructions. In archaic Sanskrit, a sculpture is known by the name of Shilpa. For a Shilpi or a Sculptor, it is important to know the intricacies involved in allied subjects like dance, music, and... Read more>>

Significance of Lord Shiva Paintings

Posted by Diksha Jain on Aug 30, 2019 01:02:37 pm
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India is one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the world. It is symbolized by the diverse culture rich in distinct languages, dresses, religions, cuisines, festivities, and many more activities. When we talk about religion having divine power in the forms of so many gods, the image that immediately comes to our mind is the Hindu religion. Among all the gods, Lord Shiva holds a special place in the eyes of his devotees. Now you might be thinking what is so interesting about Shiva that makes art lovers buy Lord Shiva Painting... Read more>>

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