Lesser-known motifs of Mata Ni Pachedi

Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Gujarat is the small Vaghari community. Also, known as the Devipujaks they might seem like any other ordinary settlement of people. But their artistic abilities, resilience, and spiritual fervor are what have helped them claim a place in the world of art and culture. They are

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The Sanctity of Thangka Painting

Brief Background Thangka painting has a contiguous history from about the 11th century CE when they were first made in the Buddhist monasteries of Tibet. Some researchers draw connections to the 4th-14th century CE Mogao Caves of China. You can trace the traditions back to the 4th century CE practices of the Lalitpur Valley of

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Rajaram Sharma - Pichwai artist

Rooftop App Artist Spotlight: Rajaram Sharma (Pichwai Painting)

From Apprentice to Master – The evolution of an artist Rajaram Sharma left home at 13 to pursue his calling to be a Pichwai artist. He trained under the aegis of eminent artists of the Nathdwara tradition. Today he is considered a master of Pichwai and Miniature painting. Born in Bijolia, Rajasthan, Rajaram Sharma was

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7 Perks of Learning Indian Art through Online Classes

Learning Indian art online provides a convenient and accessible way to study this rich and diverse artistic tradition. With a wide range of resources available, from ancient Hindu and Buddhist art to contemporary practices, online art classes allows students to explore the many different styles and techniques that make up Indian art. Online platforms often

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The Chronicles of Kishangarh Miniature Paintings

Kishangarh Miniature Paintings The beauty of art lies in its diversity. And when it comes to Indian Art, there is no dearth of different styles and themes. There are several art forms, including paintings from across the country that stand out because of their unique characteristics and sheer brilliance. One such art or form of

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Gond Painting

Tracing the history of Gond Art: From walls to canvas

Gond Art is a traditional tribal art form originating from the Gond tribes of central India. It’s a visual language that’s been passed down through generations and is known for its bold lines, bright colors, and intricate designs. Whether you’re looking at a Gond painting, mural, or wall hanging, you’ll be struck by its energy and life.

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Understanding The Motifs And Themes Of Pattachitra

India has been home to many kinds of art forms, some of which have survived the test of time. The modern art materials and colours have influenced the evolution of some art forms, , while others have remained the same. In this article, Rooftop talks about the intricate motifs and the beautiful themes of Pattachitra

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CCRT collaboration with Rooftop

Rooftop x CCRT: A New Way Forward

Wondering what is CCRT and why is Rooftop writing about them? Well, read ahead and find out! CCRT is an institution that links education with culture and is backed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Centre for Cultural Research and Training or CCRT offers a variety of theoretical academic programmes that focus on

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Which Artists Won the Padma Shree Awards in 2023

Celebrating artistic achievements is necessary as it helps to reinforce the prominence of Indian art in society. It also encourages greater awareness and appreciation of one’s cultural practices. Padma awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India, presented by the President of India. Guess what is one of our favourite categories? Of course,

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Curated Experience by Rooftop

The Magic of Rooftop’s Curated Experiences

When it comes to weddings, everyone wants to make the day as special and memorable as possible. But for Nisha* and Jatin*, their wedding was truly one for the books. They entrusted Rooftop to make their two-state wedding an event that would be remembered for decades to come. The idea for incorporating art into the

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