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Art and mental health

Art and mental health: Benefits of traditional art for well-being

The idea that art and mental health can be correlated is a foreign concept for so many. But art therapy is increasingly becoming the go-to option to improve social, emotional and mental health by promoting self compassion, insight, sense of agency and self worth. With physical inactivity and social isolation at an all time high,

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Tribal Indian art

The perception and appeal of folk and tribal Indian art globally

When we talk about famous artworks, our mind immediately goes to the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci or the Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, but the perception and appeal of folk and tribal Indian art has steadily risen over the years and has quickly become one of the most sought after art styles

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Miniature painting

The origin and evolution of Miniature Paintings in India

Despite being popularised by the Mughal Empire, Miniature paintings have existed in India as far back as the 7th century AD, flourishing under the patronage of the Palas of Bengal. Buddhist scriptures and texts were illustrated on 3-inch wide palm-leaf manuscripts, with depictions of Buddhist deities. The colours used in Pala art were subdued, with

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Colour psychology

Understanding colour psychology and its influence on emotions

Colours are what gives any artwork its vibrancy, but did you know that it can have an immense impact on the emotions and perceptions of the viewer? The human brain recognises colours and generates emotional responses and associations which are deeply rooted in culture and psychology. If you’re ever wondering why certain surroundings irritate you

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Traditional Art in the Digital Era: Challenges and Opportunities

A Glimpse Into The Beauty And Heritage Of Indian Traditional Art In a world dominated by digital innovation and contemporary art forms, the traditional art of India is facing the threat of extinction. Indian paintings have a rich cultural heritage and hold immense significance in the country’s history. However, due to various factors, this invaluable

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Traditional Indian art

The Rise of Traditional Indian Art Globally

Introduction When we talk about famous artworks, our mind immediately goes to the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci or the Starry Night by Vincent Van Gough, but the perception and appeal of traditional Indian art have steadily risen over the years and has quickly become one of the most sought after art styles across

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Why preserving Traditional Art is Important?

Traditional Art is the Foundation of Modernity Art has come a long way since its inception, and with the development of science and technology, modern artists have newer tools to express themselves. While it’s easy to overlook traditional art in favour of the more fancy styles prevalent today, it’s important to remember that art at

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The rise of digital art

The rise of digital art in the 21st century

The oldest form of visual art goes as far back as at least 40,000 years with depictions of animals in caves in Indonesia, Spain and France. Since that time, art has constantly evolved, but at its fundamentals, it continues to inspire and resonate with the viewer’s senses, mind and feelings. The digital age began between

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Cheriyal painting has been used for storytelling for centuries

Traditional art forms and its role in storytelling

Imagine a time when there were no cinemas, books or social media. Storytelling in the form of traditional art has been the human civilisation’s primary tool for learning and teaching lore and legends. It truly is an art that brings order to a world that’s often chaotic and confusing. Storytelling isn’t just a pastime, it’s

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Top 5 Books on Indian Traditional Art

India has been home to countless forms of art. Each form of Indian traditional art has a unique story and is passed down through generations. From the intricate details of miniature paintings to the grandeur of temple architecture, Indian art has captured the hearts and minds of people worldwide. The exquisite beauty and grandeur of

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