Rooftop – Where India Inspires Creativity

Observing the Beauty of Indian birds in Rajasthani Miniatures

Today, avid bird watchers can view birds through a zoom lens or rifle through guides to find the exact characteristics, genus, and species of any bird they happen to view. In the past, things were obviously not this simple. Birds are hard to observe due to their elusive nature and how they tend to not stay in the same place for too long. Then how on earth were artists able to paint such beautiful Indian birds in Rajasthani Miniatures? Well, we don’t know how they did it, but we know the names of birds that they occasionally painted in Miniature paintings.

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Brush up your Traditional Art Skills with Rooftop’s Inktober Challenge

Rooftop’s Inktober Contest Giveaway for Indian Art Lovers Hey there, art lovers! If you’re looking for a challenge or something new that’ll excite you, you’re in luck. Rooftop is launching not one, not two, but three giveaways this October. So gear up and get ready to get in that art practise you’ve been procrastinating. Rooftop

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Books on Indian Miniatures You Should Read

If you want to dive deeper into the world of Indian Miniatures and their social and historical contexts but do not know where to start, then this article is perfect for you to chart your learning journey. The historical evolution of Indian Miniature and the variety among its various styles is quite immense.

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Art Novels that Every Indian Should Read!

Introduction Literature and visual arts have always gone hand in hand, and in our times the role to bring art and literature together is taken over by art novels. Though many see visual art against the descriptive nature of literary works, art novels tend to break this unnecessary binary and contribute to both, the art

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Dark Academia and Indian Art

In the world of social media where people form a community and share their experiences through pictures, subcultures on Instagram and Tumblr have emerged. They all have their distinct criteria of beauty or what is ‘aesthetic’. One such ‘aesthetic’ is Dark Academia, which popularised learning of ancient arts and classics. The trend has also dribbled onto non-western audiences. Though the impact of Dark Academia is limited in India, a few aspects of it are picked up to make what is called Desi Dark Academia which has the potential of popularising Indian Art furthermore. 

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Top 5 Art Trends That Need To Stay

Art Trends: Passing Phases That Leave A Lasting Impact Are trends meant to be fleeting? Or do they leave a lasting impact? Certain art trends may have seemed temporary in the past but played an influential role in the development of ‘art’ as we know it today. Art trends define the decisions that artists make

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Watercolour painting

The Beginner’s Guide To Watercolour Painting

An Introduction To Watercolour Painting Are you a complete beginner to the world of watercolours? Or have your previous attempts resulted in dismal failure? This medium can be intimidating, as watercolour painting is very different from painting with acrylic or oil paints. The mesmerising fluidity of watercolour paint sets it apart from other art mediums.

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7 Ways To Start Making Art On The Rooftop App

Learning Art Through Practice On The Rooftop App Hello, art enthusiasts! Are you unsure about how to continue your art journey? No need to worry, when Rooftop is here! In today’s fast-paced world, it’s difficult for artists to find the time to sit down and create. When you finally find the time, you may face

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From Studio to Skyline: The Exciting Journey of Rajasthan Studio to Rooftop

Background of Rajasthan Studio What began as a humble initiative in the heart of Jaipur has now transformed into a bustling global community, reaching heights that were previously unimaginable. This is the incredible journey of Rajasthan Studio and its evolution into Rooftop, a platform for art lovers from all over the world. Born out of

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