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Rooftop App Artist Spotlight: Bijay Parida and Rabindra Behera (Pattachitra Painting)

Both Bijay Parida and Rabindra Behera are renowned Pattachitra artists. Both have been recognised with prestigious awards for their skill and contribution to the traditional art form. Their life journeys have numerous similarities and some differences, but one common thread that runs seamlessly between these two great artists is their undying love, dedication, and passion for Pattachitra art.

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Top 4 Books on Gond Art You Should Read

The list of books on Gond Art that we have curated for you, captures the voice of the artists themselves. We cannot separate the artists from their social connectivity and subjectivity within their community. These books acknowledge the importance of art in the life of an artist who is rooted in community and tradition.

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Dulari Devi

Rooftop App Artist Spotlight: Dulari Devi (Madhubani Painting)

Today, Dulari Devi is a well-known artist and illustrator in Mithila or Madhubani art. However, this Padma Shri Award 2021 recipient’s life journey so far is an extraordinary story of passion and dedication. Almost akin to a fairy tale, it is enchanting and magical in more than one way. Surprisingly, her fairy godmothers came in

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Jivya Soma Mashe, patriarch of the Mashe family.

Rooftop App Artist Spotlight: Mhase Family (Warli Art)

The Warli painting tradition, originating from the tribal communities of Maharashtra, India, stands as an exemplary representation of the folk art style. Specifically found in cities like Dahanu, Talasari, Jawhar, Palghar, Mokhada, and Vikramgad within the Palghar district, this artistic heritage continues to thrive. The Warli tribal community, residing outside of Mumbai, has nurtured this

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Kalyan Joshi - Phad artist

Rooftop App Artist Spotlight: Kalyan Joshi (Phad Painting)

Born into tradition, Embracing Change Phad master artist, Kalyan Joshi was born in 1969 into the Joshi family from Bhilwara, Rajasthan. The Joshi family had the distinction of being the one family that knew how to make Phad paintings; It was a legacy they have carried forward since the 13th century. Kalyan Joshi recognized the

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Bhuri Bai

Rooftop App Artist Spotlight: Bhuri Bai (Bhil Art)

The description of Bhuri Bai’s journey as a daily wager who became a world renowned Indian folk artist doesn’t do justice to her story. Bhuri Bai transcended many societal and familial barriers to establish herself as an artist. Her art is not only a testament to her innate talent but also to her courage, tenacity

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Rooftop App Artist Spotlight: Venkat Shyam (Gond Art)

Passion, Resilience and Originality – The Making of an Artist Venkat Shyam’s triumph lies in his unwavering conviction in his art and in the quiet fortitude with which he not only faced his destiny but also embraced it. His art weaves his memories rooted in the Gond tradition, its myths, its reverence for nature with

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