Sunday, May 13, 2007

Madhubani






Centuries old, this art is done mainly by the females of the family, and is a part of the daily ritual. It is believed that every morning the gods come invisibly to the household to bless the members of the family and to bring more prosperity. So this art started as a daily welcome painting for the Gods by decorating the outside of the house, the walls or the floor.
The walls and floors of the house were coated with cow dung and mud paste. When it dried it gave a perfect dark background to the bright paintings done with white rice paste. The diluted cow dung is also a natural antiseptic which is why it is valued as a floor and wall covering anyway - regardless of whether any one was going to paint on it!

There are three types of Madhubani painting.
1.Brahmin Style
2.Tatoo Style
3.Kshatriya Style
I have painted one in each style using Indian ink with the help of a nib pen.[scroll up to see my paintings. Brahmin style - Krishna; Tatoo style - design in concentric circles; Kshtriya style - three Suns].

19 comments:

anusha said...

hey.....nice stuff u got there....so u study arts??

Vytheeshwaran Vedagiri said...

Nice paintings indeed!!

All the best!!!

miradha said...

super!fantastic! excellent! balle! It is a pleasure to view your work!!

jamy said...

hi ur paintings very super...

m.namasivayam said...

tribal art is having cosmic influences. very good

padma said...

Hi,

I happened to visit your blog. Really superb. All your creations are excellent especially "krishna" paintings are awesome. You have a great potntial to excel in the filed. All the very best.

Padma & Hari

अजीत चिश्ती said...

superb blog , gr8

kavi said...

your paintings were a pleasure to watch.

Chota Prah said...

very interesting

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Pratima Kapoor said...

I was surfing for madhubani art and found your blog with beautiful and colourful paintings.
Beautiful work.
Best wishes and hope to see more of your work.

Pratima Kapoor said...

I was surfing for madhubani art and found your blog with beautiful and colourful paintings.
Beautiful work.
Best wishes and hope to see more of your work.

john said...

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Jay said...

Simply superb! You are gifted with this wonderful talent. Keep it up. God bless you .

Celeste Goulding said...

I especially like the one with the tree and the fish. Beautiful work!

Seema said...

I happened to visit your blog by accident. Really amazing talent. Love the way you have painted the Warli in Madhubani style. Recently I have developed an interest in indian folk arts and it opened a whole new world. It's so good to see someone who has explored and put all the styles in one blog with explainations.
Wish you all the best.

Seema said...

I happened to visit your blog by accident. Really amazing talent. Love the way you have painted the Warli in Madhubani style. Recently I have developed an interest in indian folk arts and it opened a whole new world. It's so good to see someone who has explored and put all the styles in one blog with explainations.
Wish you all the best.

Seema said...

I happened to visit your blog by accident. Really amazing talent. Love the way you have painted the Warli in Madhubani style. Recently I have developed an interest in indian folk arts and it opened a whole new world. It's so good to see someone who has explored and put all the styles in one blog with explainations.
Wish you all the best.

divya said...

hi i saw ur blog its amazing...i ve done both warli and madhubani....bt wn i learnt madhubani they never told me abt those fine lines...later on when i checked in madhubani paintings u ve sum fine thin lines ...is it done by pen or black paint as well as is it necessary to do those lines...pls let me know...thx...dsdivya@yahoo.com