Rooftop – Where India Inspires Creativity

Indian Traditional Art Forms at India Art Fair 2024

The vibrant city of New Delhi played host to a spectacular showcase of artistic brilliance at the India Art Fair 2024, and Team Rooftop was there to witness the magic unfold. As we navigated through the myriad of exhibits and galleries, it was heartening to see the traditional art forms take centre stage, preserving the rich cultural tapestry that defines India’s artistic heritage.

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Rooftop’s Debut on Shark Tank: A Stepping Stone Towards Success

On Friday, 6th October 2023, Rooftop experienced a moment in the spotlight: we pitched our app to the illustrious Sharks on Shark Tank India. This moment is something that all start-ups hope for, but very few manage to achieve. After multiple application rounds and a stringent selection process, we got the opportunity to share our creative vision with the Sharks.

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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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The Diverse Schools of Deccan Miniature Painting

A distinct school of painting flourished and evolved in the plateau region of southern India, somewhere beyond the Vindhya mountain range, under several Sultans of the Deccan region in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This unique synthesis of art and cultural elements culminated in the creation of the unique style of Deccan Miniature painting.

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Chaurapanchasika: The Birth of Rajput Painting

If you knew that today was the last day you saw someone you loved, what would you say to them? Would you recount your time together or lament the time you did not get to spend with them? What would you say when time was running out? This question is probably what caused the Chaurapanchasika, a short poem on love and separation, to become so beloved by Indian artists.

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Kaavi Art: Unearthing Goa’s Forgotten Folk Art Form

When one thinks about Goa, the only possible images to conjure in one’s mind are those of the golden beaches, delicious seafood, floral prints, drinks, dance and so on. Perhaps one could take a step further and list the many churches and sites of architectural interest. But the image least likely to come to mind

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Miniature Masters: Sahibdin and the Evolution of Mewar Miniature Painting

Behind every school of Indian Miniature painting is a master artist whose skill and unique style set the standards for what good art ought to look like. These artists rose to great heights and oftentimes supervised the work of younger artists at royal workshops or ateliers. Just as we’ve looked at the lives of painters like Nainsukh and Nisaruddin, today’s blog delves into the work of the Miniature Master Sahibdin.

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The roots and connections of Tile Art in India and Spain

The art of tiles and ceramics has always been an eye-catching and integral part of ancient architecture across most cultures. The journey of this elegant art form, tile art, is a long one, and understanding how cultures influence art, opens our minds to a variety of nuances of our own history. Let’s explore the origins and journey of tile art across nations.

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