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Learn Pichwai Painting With Rooftop’s Pichwai Maestro Course

In the past, you may have stumbled upon colourful Pichwai motifs of cows below a tree, similar to the ones in the below picture. This famous style of painting is a traditional motif of the spiritual art form of Pichwai painting. The art style is delicate, desi, and decidedly spiritual. Pichwai art was traditionally passed

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Evolution of the Chamba School of Pahari Painting

Pahari painting has several schools of art and Chamba is one of them. These schools, in most of their aspects, are similar to one another, and gauging the differences between these schools requires a deep understanding of form and style. Here, we will take you through the changes and fluctuations the Chamba School of Pahari painting has gone through in its evolution. Its distinct traditions predominated its paintings while commingling with styles that came from the outside.

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The Usage Of Natural Pigments In Traditional Art Forms

A Pioneer In Creating Natural Pigments And Dyes Ancient India was very advanced when it came to the innovative use of natural substances. We were exporters of spices, medicines, and even paint! The practice of using natural pigments such as Indigo to dye cloth continued until the late colonial period. The royal blue indigo, the

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Exploring The Barahmasa Theme In Miniature Paintings

The Barahmasa Theme And The Art Of Storytelling Have you ever marvelled at the details of a Miniature painting and wondered about the story behind it? Indian Miniature paintings are a mesmerising sight to behold. These paintings contain references to a variety of themes. Miniature paintings tell stories through the masterful use of themes. The

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Shape Language And Storytelling In Indian Tribal Art

Art As A Means Of Expression You may be familiar with the use of shape symbolism in movies and books. Characters in comics and animation are often designed using simple geometric shapes to communicate their personalities and motivations. Did you know that this is not a new concept? Ancient Indian tribal art forms used shapes

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Indian Art Forms

5 Popular Motifs Seen In Traditional Indian Art Forms

The Art Of Storytelling Using Motifs In Indian Art Forms Traditional Indian storytelling is filled with symbolism and metaphors. Motifs can be used to weave a story by associating simple elements with a myriad of qualities. The multi-faceted nature of symbols has always featured prominently in traditional Indian art forms. Depending on the theme and

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Ragmala paintings

Ragamala Paintings: An Expression Of Music Through Art

Passion, Prose, Poetry And Ragamala Paintings Art and emotion were closely linked in ancient India. Poetry and prose intertwine in storytelling, as do music and dance, and we can see this depicted in paintings, sculpture, and architecture. Ragamala paintings are one such interspersion of art and music. This style of miniature painting is an intricate

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The Forgotten Women Artists Of The Bengal Renaissance

An Introduction To The Bengal Renaissance Hello, art lovers! Have you ever wondered when women in India began to be recognised as ‘artists’? The rise of women artists in India began during the Bengal Renaissance period, more specifically with the Bengal School of Art. The Bengal School of Art was an art movement that revolutionised

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Traditional Painting

Are Artists Abandoning Traditional Painting Techniques In Favour Of Modern Technology?

Hello, art enthusiasts! Digital art is becoming increasingly relevant in modern society, inevitably influencing the world of traditional art. The introduction of software such as OpenArtAi and Midjourney has posed a threat to the livelihood of creative professionals everywhere. However, many artists are rejecting AI technology due to its impersonal and emotionless nature, instead turning

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