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Ma Durga in Bengal Pattachitra with Shruti Agarwal

Pattachitra Workshop with Shruti Agarwal

The Bengal Pattachitra is a visual and oral art tradition practiced by the Patuas or Chitrakars of West Bengal. Based on ‘Chandi Mangal Kavya’ by the poet Mukundaram. The Pataus of Naya village in Pingla West Bengal is a Muslim community known as Chitrakar and they have been painting and singing stories on mythology and folk tales for ages and GoddessDurga is their favorite deity. Pattachitra is a unique oral visual art form of scroll paintings.

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About The Artist

Shruti Agarwal is a folk artist and fashion designer and working in folk art for 25 years.

The Workshop Began

Shruti greeted all the participants and thanked the host for the lovely introduction. She first started sketching Lord Durga, her weapons, and the tiger on her canvas and continued to paint the hands in shades of yellow. She painted the tiger in shades of brown and ochre color, pink for the saree, and concluded her artwork by painting the hair in black color, ornaments in golden color, and weapons in blue color.

Towards The End Of The Workshop

Shruti made a beautiful Durga pattachitra she painted the saree as pink and her hands and the tiger in stripes of brown. All the participants appreciated and showed their co-created Ma Durga‘s artworks to Shruti. She appreciated all the participants and the host thanked Shruti for teaching this cultural art form.

The attendees were from different parts of the country. They also 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. 

On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!

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