The India is a ground rich in art, tradition and culture, and many people devote themselves to the crafts for pleasing or like life way.
In fact, in any place of the India that we visit, we will find fairs and places of sale of handmade products, especially in the rural regions, from which there arise attractive pieces prepared with the materials that the nature provides, coloring and simple.
The popular painting is one of the big prides of the India; it reflects the ancient traditions and the cultural and religious heritage of his people. The paintings have adorned from immemorial times walls, houses and courtyards; until the XXth century they were not very valued, but at the beginning of this century one woke up the interest to know more and at present his artistic value is recognized.
Every region has its own style and favorite colors; this way, we will be able to find the paintings Madhubani de Bihar that there represent mythological personages and events of the familiar life like weddings or births, Patachitra de Orissa, Pithora de Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the painting Nirmal de Andhra Pradesh, the art Warli de Maharashtra with his carved figures, the painting Phad in Rajasthan. Every region is capable of reflecting his cultural and socioeconomic environment offering an idea about the everyday life of his inhabitants.
Let's dedicate a paragraph to the paintings Madhubani, arisen from the wooded regions of Bihar, perhaps one of the best expressions of the Hindu popular painting. Originally in charge of the women, who were stamping them on the walls of the houses, they represent religious images as Ram, Situated, Krishna or Shiva, images of the nature like the sun, the moon, starred nights. The skills were guarded zealously and they transmitted from mothers to daughters.
The art of the popular painting of Madhubani became popular and did known newly in the 60s of last century, since till then only it was practised in domestic form; but a big drought impelled led the settlers to exhibiting and selling his works, which since then are realized on handmade role, cloth or canvas. Nevertheless the prestige of the painters Madhubani was known from the most remote times; one tells that king Janaka hired artists Madhubani to paint the walls of the palace, for the wedding of his daughter Sita with the Gentleman Branch.
The paintings Madhubani are two-dimensional and his principal colors are the ocher and bone black, cocktails with reddish and brown that they obtain of natural elements; his sheen and vibration fills of life and enthusiasm each of these paintings, which skill keeps on being supported secretly and being transmitted from generation to generation.
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