A session on understanding the basics of miniature painting from Rajasthan. Get a glimpse of Rajasthani Culture and its artform.
Depicted as a religious style scroll painting and folk painting, this art originated in the state of Rajasthan. "Phad" is typically a 15 ft cloth on which the paintings are created, used in ancient times, to cover walls & Indian courts. The stories revolving around the folk deities, Pabuji & Devnarayan are depicted on the phads. The Bhopas, who are fondly referred to as the priest-singers are known to carry the painted phads along with them, describing them as the message of the temple deities. The phads of Pabuji are normally about 15 feet in length, while the phads of Devnarayan are normally about 30 feet long. Traditionally the phads are painted with vegetable colors.
Shankar Lal Bhopa, 30 years experience
A talented Miniature and Phad artist from Amer, Rajasthan. Shankar Lal Ji has worked extensively on mythological subjects for the past 30 years, illustrating the Ramayana and the story of Dev Narayan. His work has been exhibited as the Global Arts Village in Dubai and the Annual Crafts Fair at Dilli Haat.
All material will be provided.
In this world of digital art and 3D printing, Nazariya is a movement to bring us closer, to the beautiful world of Indian Folk Art. It is an effort in not just reviving these artforms, but also making them relevant for today. Nazariya is trying to bring out the subtle message behind these artforms; the message of unity, brotherhood and community. This is Nazariya's way of taking you on an incredible journey into India's past, helping us create a new future.