Rooftop – Where India Inspires Creativity

Rooftop app

Top 10 Art-tastic ways to use the Rooftop app!

Welcome art lovers! Get ready to turbo-charge your creativity with a tool that’s revolutionising the world of traditional Indian art – the Rooftop app! This sizzling-hot art tech platform is not just an app, it’s an art carnival that celebrates the heritage, culture and history of the diverse forms of folk and tribal art. On

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Indian art and tattoos

Indian art and tattoos: History, evolution and relevance

Indian art and tattoos have been linked to each other for centuries. For many traditional tattoo artists, the month of Shravan on the Hindu calendar is considered the holiest month of the year, also the time of peak business. However, the demand for traditional tattoos is on a sharp decline and what was once considered

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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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Caring for your acrylic painting

A guide to Caring for your Acrylic Paintings

Whether you’re an art investor or a creator, caring for your paintings is essential to preserving their value. It also shows respect for the effort, heritage, story, and history behind them. Acrylic paintings, more so than other forms of artwork, tend to attract dust. But they can also be easier to maintain as they’re less

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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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