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Gond Art - Preserving Gond Tribal Art Form

Gond Art - Preserving Gond Tribal Art Form

India is home to an uncountable number of Tribes; each one very different from the others. One such tribe is GOND residing in central India, Madhya Pradesh. This tribe is more than 1400 years old, and practice an ancient art form called "GOND PAINTING" Gond Tribe believe strongly about appreciating nature and they derive all their inspiration from the natural beauty, the mountains, the animals, trees, etc. They used to carve Gond Art on cave walls and cloth using natural vivid colors. They used to paint on the floors and walls of their houses signifying good luck. Today, Government of...


Kalighat Painting - A Folk Art with Modern Style

Aditi Gupta

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Kalighat Painting - A Folk Art with Modern Style
Kalighat painting originated during the 19th Century on the banks of Ma Kali temple (also known as KALIGHAT).  that has evolved as a unique genre of Indian painting, and is gaining popularity in the Modern India. From the depiction of various figures of Gods and other folk characters, these paintings use bold and deep colours.

Chambal Ka Rumal (Handkerchief of Chamba)

Aditi Gupta

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Chambal Ka Rumal (Handkerchief of Chamba)

The Chamba Rumal gets its name from Chamba, a hill-station in Himachal Pradesh, where it has been practised for centuries. The earliest records of the region dates back to 2nd century BC, making it one of the most ancient destinations in the state. The region is known for its history, architecture and landscapes but the local community is also known for its arts and crafts, in particular the miniature Pahari paintings. The Pahari school of art has received royal patronage since the 17th century when it is believed to have originated in the region. Though miniature Pahari paintings are most...


Interesting Facts About Tanjore Paintings

Interesting Facts About Tanjore Paintings

India has an elite culture and diverse heritage which has been evolved from the Indus valley civilization. In this regard, we are giving some important topics in art and culture. Here we are discussing the Tanjore paintings. Tanjore Painting of India devised during the 16th century, under the sovereignty of the Cholas. Rajus societies of Tanjore, and Naidus of Madurai also supported Tanjore Painting from 16th to the 18th century. It is one of the popular forms of classical South Indian painting. It is the native art form of Tanjore city of Tamil Nadu. They are locally known as ‘Palagai...


Difference between Mysore and Tanjore Paintings

Difference between Mysore and Tanjore Paintings

Both Tanjore and Mysore paintings are unique in their own and possess a high rate of individuality right from making to finishing, these artworks have certainly earned a valuable group of audience who love to buy these paintings and highly adore their ethnic value. Both the Mysore and Tanjore paintings have highly contributed to the upliftment of our culture in the field of artwork and painting work. These two painting categories have their origin and rich cultural background. Here in this article, we will be looking at the core difference between Tanjore and Mysore paintings, which are the most eminent kind of...