Rooftop – Where India Inspires Creativity

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Cartier Jewellery: The Indian Forms of French Luxury

Cartier is a renowned French luxury jewellery and watch manufacturer. Established in 1847 in Paris, the brand is famous for its exquisite craftsmanship, innovative designs, and royal clientele. During the 20th century, the brand developed jewellery inspired by the forms, gems, and patterns of India. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Kerala Mural Painting

Mural painting is one of the earliest forms of painting. Murals refer to paintings created directly on walls or similar large, permanent surfaces. Out of the murals and frescoes found in India, the mural paintings of Kerala are known for their beauty and unique stylistic approach. Let’s learn about Kerala Mural painting by taking a look at its history, style, and painting process.

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Women In Indian Art: An Observation

The trajectory of a woman’s image in Indian Art has been wavering and contradictory. During the prehistoric period, she was perceived as the source of life for her procreative ability and her significant support in food-gathering activities and sheltering. At the same time, feminine energy was revered as the goddess of their clan. Over time, the image of women in Indian art varied and went on to become a depiction of grace and beauty.

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Indian Artists: Promoting Art For Social Change

Art is the most preferred way to express emotions, narrate tales, or exhibit history in a creative format. Speaking of which, Indian art has often been a metaphor or symbol to highlight relevant issues over time. As we know, Indian art in various forms, like sculptures, wall paintings, architecture and engraved scriptures, has captured historic tales, beliefs and traditions.

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What makes Indian traditional art Indian?

Why doesn’t Indian traditional art use the realistic oil-painting approach, commonly used in international paintings and what are the influences of our great art forms? Since the beginning of time, words have not been enough in communicating ideas, imparting wisdom or depicting tales. As a race, we’ve resorted to a stronger, visual representation of thoughts and data, to try and understand the bizarre world around us, from it’s overwhelming information, to the simplicity of forms, to the nuances of day to day life in this existence, be it of the royalty or the common people, or the animals or the supernatural.

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Art and Freedom: The First Indian Art Exhibition

India won independence in 1947. In the following year, it also held its first ever comprehensive art exhibition. Free India’s first Indian art exhibition took place in the halls of Government House in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

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The Growth Of Indian Art

The Indian word for culture is ‘Sanskriti’. For ages, Indians have described their culture as ‘Human Culture’. It has a universal appeal. People belonging to diverse communities and languages, having different diets, and performing different customs harmoniously coexist in India.

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Themes of Tragic Romance: The Miniature Paintings of Sohni and Mahiwal

Indian art and literature have always been interdependent. From the ancient treatise Chitrasutra dictates the themes of painting to the work of poets Keshavadas and Govindadas inspiring the miniature paintings of the Barahmasa theme. Indian folk tales and poems often served as inspiration for miniature artists, and the emotional and poetic beauty of prose and poetry came alive in portraits and paintings. Tragic love stories of forbidden love were painted through the deeds of Heer and Ranja, Sassi and Punnu, Laila and Majnu, Mirza and Sahiban, and Sohni and Mahiwal.

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