Mithila painting, also known as Madhubani painting, is done using fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and match sticks. The sketches and various consumer goods are made with folk motifs of Mithila. Its main theme is traditional geometric patterns. This art form was brought to further public attention in 1934 when the worst earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred in Bihar and regions of Nepal that caused widespread damage in the state. But, fortunately, this dark cloud had a silver lining. William G. Archer, the British Colonial officer of Madhubani district was the one who came across these paintings in the interior walls of houses of the region during examining the damage caused by the natural disaster. The British officer went on to publish several articles and black and white pictures of these paintings to the outer world.
About The Artist
Yamuna is an MBA by profession and is passionate about Indian art. She is a certified Indian folk artist.
The Workshop Began
Yamuna greeted all the participants and thanked the host for the introduction. She sketched the fish and the design of the Madhubani painting on her canvas. She first started coloring the fish in yellow color and the designs in green color and pink color. She colored the little dots in red color and concluded her artwork by drawing the fins of the fish and outlining the entire design in black color.
Towards the End Of The Workshop
Yamuna created a colorful Madhubani painting of the fish as it was colorful and artistic. All the participants appreciated and showed their co-created Madhubani paintings to her. The host thanked Yamuna for teaching this historic and culturally rich art form.
The attendees were from different parts of the country. Also, they belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. The Rooftop Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together.
On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!