A unique synergy of traditional art & creative young minds to redefine the new age of learning.
A stunning artwork on Ramayana by Kalyan Joshi
A groundbreaking initiative that gives way to unconventional learning through a 700-year-old art form of Rajasthan – Phad painting
Phad se Padh exhibition has been successfully carried out at 3 of the most prestigious venues - The City Palace in Jaipur, CCRT Auditotium in Delhi and the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur again. Here are a few glimpses from the event.
Pradeep Mukherjee, India’s first Miniature Phad Artist and recipient of the prestigious Shilp Guru Award, is known for doing the unconventional. He is the first Phad artist who does not belong to the traditional Joshi community.
Coming from a lineage of award-winning Phad artists, Kalyan Joshi is one of the leading names in the Indian folk arts world. His artwork stands out for its blend of contemporary style and traditional perspective.
A 13th-generation artist from the Joshi family practising the traditional Phad painting, Vijay Ji is keeping the legacy alive in contemporary times as well. His paintings reflect a sense of gratitude and reverence.
Having learnt this art from his Guru Pradeep Mukherjee, Shamsher Khan is another acclaimed Phad artist who doesn’t belong to the Joshi clan. His dedication and passion towards art has fetched him State & National Awards.
Gopal Joshi began his art journey at the age of 13. With several accolades like the National President & State award to his name, Gopal Joshi, went on to pin the traditional Indian art form on the global map.
Phad artist Prakash Joshi, celebrated for his exquisite brushwork, skillfully incorporated scripted Devnagari phrases with fragments from the Pabuji story in the potraits showcasing royalty and legends. He has been honored with State award in 1998, National award in 2009 and UNESCO award in 2014.