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The World of Pattachitra Art: A Glimpse into Odisha’s Raghurajpur Village

This artistic hub of Odisha, India, is known for its master Pattachitra painters which dates back to 5 BC. Pattachitra art is an emotion for the natives of Raghurajpur. The entire process of creating Pattachitra art is revered as worship of their deity Lord Jagannath, Balbhadra and Subhadra. Let us dive deep to experience the uniqueness of Odisha.

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Indian Art and Bollywood: Exploring the Crossover 

The fusion of Bollywood and Indian art forms a maze of creativity and culture, enriching both realms of existence and captivating audiences worldwide. Consider this blog as an exploration of Indian Art with Bollywood, which delves into some examples and instances where one draws inspiration from the other. These two fields, theatre and painting, have made lifelong promises to inspire and captivate a grand audience for future generations, and have consistently delivered! 

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The Artistic Legacy of Raja Ravi Varma 

Raja Ravi Varma laid down the foundation for classical realism in India, employing his method and colour scheme. Opinions concerning him vary: some regard him as a genius while others dismiss him as a kitsch artist; nevertheless, his importance in the history of Indian art cannot be emphasized enough.

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Traditional Indian Art Depicting Weddings and Processions

“The Big Fat Indian Wedding” is a phrase that encapsulates the grandeur, vibrant colours, intricate rituals, and traditions of the ceremony. The diverse regions and ethnicities give rise to not less than an equal number of traditions. These ceremonies are an expression of people’s cultural and communal emotions. Each tradition symbolizes hope, spirituality and companionship.

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Museums Abroad Featuring Indian Art 

There are several museums, in India as well as around the world, that do an excellent job in showcasing the rich cultural landscape of Indian art. From ancient sculptures to contemporary masterpieces, these museums offer a captivating journey through India’s diverse artistic heritage. Visitors encounter the intricate carvings of temples, the science of colours used in traditional paintings, as well as the exquisite craftsmanship of textiles and jewellery.

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Elephants In Indian Art

Elephants in Indian Art: A Visual Journey Through Symbolism

In Indian culture, artisans eulogise elephants through various art forms and these magnificent animals are often used as a theme since they love them so much. Just as it did years ago, Indian artists and artisans alike have always been fascinated by the elegant figure of the regal elephant.

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Modern Interpretations of Indian Art in Architecture and Design

The three-letter word art encompasses a variety of emotions, history, and culture. Similarly, the architecture of any space speaks volumes about its heritage and aspirations. As quoted by one of the leading Indian architects Brinda Somaya, “A building should not only serve a functional purpose but also be socially and culturally relevant”. And, that stands

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Healing power of art

The Healing Power of Art: Traditional Arts and Mental Well-Being

In this blog, we shall explore the healing power of art and how its presence affects the human mind. In the chaos of our modern lives, where stress seems to be an inevitable companion, finding solace and healing becomes imperative. Fortunately, art offers a refuge and a sanctuary where troubled minds find peace and rejuvenation.

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Interpreting Metaphors in Art: Part IV – Nalini Malani

“I draw them directly on an iPad with my index finger, not with the Apple Pencil. There is sensitivity with the fingertip, which is erotic, raw and there is something very direct about this process of drawing, rubbing, scratching and erasing, to do with the messing around in one’s mind. I feel like a woman with thoughts and fantasies shooting from my head.” – Nalini Malani

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Influencers of Tradition: Indian Art on Social Media

“Like, share and subscribe” is one of the most trending phrases in today’s age of social media. You might glimpse the remotest region of India that you never heard of. Channels like Instagram and YouTube give you a slice of their culture through the feed on their account. The current cultural zeitgeist is smartly leveraging

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