Pichwai paintings originated 400 years ago in Nathdwara, near Udaipur. Although its origin is not known, it is believed that an idol of a mountain holder was discovered near Udaipur around 1400 CE. Soon a temple was constructed at the site. During the 16th century, the local artists began decorating the temple, one of them being the Pichwai. Pichwai painting tradition refers to the Mewar school of Rajasthani painting. Pichwai is the Sanskrit word gets where pichh which means back and wai means hanging textile. The theme of the painting is always Shri Krishna, mostly in the form of Srinathji. Shrinathji is the avatar of Lord Krishna as a seven-year-old.

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About The Artist

Shraddha has done her bachelors in visual arts and is a professional designer for mural artist and submitted different art forms for 5years.

The Workshop Began

Shraddha greeted all the participants and thanked the host for the lovely introduction. She started drawing the lotus and the flowers on her canvas and made sure all the participants were on the same page as her. She then continued to shade them in pencil and proceeded to paint the lotus flowers in pink and the other flowers in green. ShraddhaShra ‘s Lotus Pichwai was aesthetic and visually pleasing.

Towards The End Of The Workshop

Shraddha made a beautiful Lotus Pichwai design and painted them in pink and other flowers in green. All the participants appreciated her artwork and showed their co-created Pichwai artwork to Shraddha. She showed her other art creations. The host thanked Shraddha for teaching this art form.

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. 

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

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