Chittara Art originated from the Shimoga district of Karnataka. The Deewaru tribals from Karnataka create the Chittara wall paintings. Women, particularly, make these art forms in traditional caves. The figures in Chittara painting are symbols of brides and grooms, fertility, the sowing of the auspicious paddy, birds, trees, animals etc. The Chittara art practitioners use hand-made rice paper for the artwork.
To make this art form popular, Rooftop conducted an interactive workshop on Chittara Art with Rajashree Nedungadi.
About The Artist
Rajashree has been an artist and trainee for 23 years. She also takes workshops for Pichwai painting, the heritage of Rajasthan, and has won two awards for her achievement in the field of art.
The Workshop Began
The workshop began with an introduction of Rajashree and her journey and experiences as an artist. Rajashree thanked the host and explained the art form of Chittara painting to the participants. She took a canvas and explained all the important design aspects and went on to sketch them using black colour. As the workshop progressed, Rajashree’s art evolved into a beautiful piece.
Towards The End Of The Workshop
Rajashree Nedungadi showed all her Chittara artworks to the attendees. The attendees had a lovely time learning about this culturally rich art from the South of India. The host thanked Rajashree Nedungadi for sharing her knowledge about Chittara Art.
The attendees were from different parts of the world and belonged to various age groups but were united by their love for arts that eventually brought them to one platform. TCC, as always, was able to channel people’s love for arts, celebrate their passion and create memories to be cherished for a lifetime.
On that note, here’s us signing off until next time!