Indian Traditional Art

PICHWAI

This 400-year-old traditional art-form is used to decorate the temple walls. Intricate and visually stunning, Pichwai paintings require immense skill, and the smallest details has to be painted with precision. Lord Krishna is often the central subject depicted as Shrinathji, while the paintings also celebrate Radha, Gopis, cows and lotuses.

PATTACHITRA

A traditional, cloth-based scroll painting, Pattachitra symbolises intricate art. The paintings take their inspirations from mythological scenes and act as illustrated story books of ancient times. The defining characteristics constitute of floral border and single toned colour.

MUGHAL MINIATURES

The Mughal Miniatures are finely crafted small-sized artworks with vivid patterns, delicate lines, and bold colours. These artistic creations are known for their richness of style and a highly intricate design that needs a magnifying glass to note all the subtleties. The traditional scenes depict the grandiose of the royal lives.

MADHUBANI

A traditional Indian folk art, Madhubani paintings origin from the Mithila region of India and Nepal. The artwork is generally carried out by women, who use their keen sense of beauty to create evocative paintings of mythological gods and other characters. The artwork is recognized by its dominant use of geometrical patterns and use of natural colours.

TANJORE PAINTING

Tanjore Painting also known as Thanjavur Painting is a classical South Indian painting from Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. They are defined by vivid, rich colours, simplistic iconic depiction, extensive gesso work, and use of precious or semi-precious stones. The paintings are dominated by Gods and Goddesses and stand out due to the everlasting gleam emitted by gold leaves.

GOND TRIBAL ART

Gond Tribal Paintings are a part of India’s rich cultural heritage and dates back to 1400 years. The paintings act as informal records of the community history and showcase their daily activities. Dots, parallel lines, and bright sets of colours dominate the artwork.

WARLI

A traditional Maharashtrian folk painting, Warli artworks provide vivid expressions of the daily and social events of the Warli tribe. Simplistic in presentation, the art makes dominant use of geometrical patterns like squares, triangles, and circles to depict the different elements of nature.