INDIAN FOLK ART 365


CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART MOVEMENT 


I attended the Indian Folk art workshop by SCD Balaji the pioneer of Indian Folk art movement. I had been eagerly waiting, rather craving for this great artist to conduct a workshop in Bangalore, since I missed his previous workshops in Coimbatore and in NID-B due to reasons like not getting off from work. Finally when I attended the workshop; it was no where near to a workshop it was way more than that. It was an inspirational insight to why all the Indian Artists should support this art movement. Let me share the little knowledge that I gained.

Being a proud Indian I had always wanted to contribute to our country in some way or the other. I am not in the armed forces that doesn't mean I wont cannot contribute to this great nation! Art is a from of eternal contribution to one's country which surpass time, I did not choose art; it choose me!

India is a great nation with diverse cultures, languages and art forms. Some of the art forms are :
  1. BENGAL PATUA
  2. PATACHITRA
  3. KERALA MURAL
  4. PAHAD PAINTING
  5. MADHUBANI
  6. GOND ART
  7. CHITRAKATHI
  8. TOLU BOMMALATA
  9. MINIATURE PAINTING
  10. KALAMKARI
  11. TANJORE ART
  12. WARLI ART 

Each of these art forms are from different regions of India depicting their various cultures and day to a day life. Along with the regional deity they used to worship. These art forms, inform us about the historical happenings in the that particular region and time. These are only a few of them that i have mentioned. Though most of the fine art students learnt a lot about them and they also incorporate them I am sure, we have not had an Indian art movement which has been world renowned. The reason being; invariably the art forms of India has been used to portray the gods and goddesses of the Hindu religion. That's one of the reason many of the artists including me contemplate a lot before creating an artwork which might cause religious sentimental differences. 

But now has come the time to revive these forgotten art forms to invoke a sense of remembrance in the youth in the art and design field. There are various characteristics to each art form, and when those attributes are used they form a particular style. Each style has a certain character like color, lines, strokes, texture, form, composition and finally the theme. Keeping these in mind I have made some illustrations in BENGAL PATUA style, using a black pen and Sakura Koi water color pens; which is a economical alternative to the Copic markers.
  

TRIBUTE TO DR.APJ ABDUL KALAM ON GURU PORNIMA



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