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Garhwal Painting workshop with Kanchan Duggal


Garhwal painting originated in Himachal and was first dominated by the Mughal style. Later, it started reflecting the cruder version of Kangra traditions. Garhwal painting was deeply indebted to the Kangra school. A rich collection of Garhwal paintings is displayed in the University Museum in Srinagar, Garhwal. Some of them can be seen in ‘Bharat Kala Bhawan, Banaras’, ‘Kastur Bhai Lal Bhai Sagrahaalaya, Ahmedabad’ and a few in the art galleries of Kolkata, Allahabad, Lucknow and Delhi.

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About The Artist

Kanchan has been passionate about art and has been teaching art for 20 years.

The Workshop Began

Kanchan greeted all the participants and thanked the host for the introduction. She first started sketching the portrait of Radha Krishna and then continued to paint the blue color for the sky and the grass and tree in green color and painted Krishna in blue color and Radha in a red saree and golden color blouse and colored his mukut and her saree with dots. She concluded the painting by giving it a finishing touch.

Towards The End Of The Workshop

Kanchan made a colorful Garhwal painting of Radha and Krishna as it looked artistic and colorful with red and blue color dye. All the participants appreciated and showed their co-created Garhwal painting of Radha and Krishna to Kanchan. The host thanked Kanchan for teaching this ancient and cultural art form of Himachal.

The attendees were from different parts of the country. Also, they belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. The Circle Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together. 

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