My mother, who is a state award winner in Madhubani, the painting style that I use, was my mentor."
"I was born in 1969 in Jitwarpur, Bihar - an eastern state in India. My mother, who is a state award winner in Madhubani, the painting style that I use, was my mentor. Under her supervision and guidance I have emerged as an artist capable of creating these paintings.
"In this school of art we do not make preliminary sketches, nor is our work planned. We simply pick up our brushes and create. A vivid and creative imagination is essential in this style of art, for while motifs may be similar, no two paintings will ever be found to be the same."
Mithila, (in Bihar) is a scholastic and cultural center in India that traces its lineage of arts from epic times. Mithila paintings – alternately called Madhubani paintings – are a folk tradition kept alive by women in northern Bihar. They depict events from epic, mythology and traditional designs on their floors and walls of their houses using crushed wet rice and natural colors. From this age old tradition stemmed the practice of drawing Mithila paintings on a canvas of hand-made paper or pure mulberry silk fabric using natural colors and fabric dyes. Brushes, sharpened reeds and pen nibs are used.
All of nature exists in harmony, exemplified by the Tree of Life. Peacocks pose beneath while flowers bloom on its generous branches and colorful birds find shelter there. Vidushini works in the traditional Madhubani style, painting the idyllic images....read more
All living beings come together to celebrate around the Tree of Life. The tree is a worshipped icon in India – a symbol of life itself. Bharti Dayal depicts brilliant fish and birds with splendid plumage in a traditional Indian Madhubani painting.
Red and blue fish undulate in green waters, each one depicted in a sensuous Madhubani painting by Bharti Dayal. Eight of them form a circle, suggesting a guiding star surrounded by rows of birds and other creatures. Bright jewel-like colors and a naïf....read more
Peacocks nest on the sturdy branches of this tree of life that grows tall toward the heavens. Painted in black over handmade paper with vegetable dyes and acrylics, this composition is by Devendra Kumar Jha and Family. They diligently preserve this ancient....read more
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