Tuesday, 7 June 2016

11 Facts About Indian Art You Didn't Know

All of us know that India is the only country which has a variety of tradition, culture, heritage and all this make us proud to be an Indian. Not only culture but also the different arts and handicraft of India make India valuable and precious country.

India is a birthplace of many unique styles of art and architecture. Indian art is an art of social, political and religious influences. One of the interesting Fact about Indian paintings is that each emperor who ruled the country had different choices of art i.e. each promoted a different style. One unique thing about Indian painting is that they are usually representative or at least connected to highly significant religious or cultural events.

Here I have brought some awesome facts about India that will fascinate you and make you feel awesome about India.

1. Madhubani artists created colourful masterpieces on the tree trunks to prevent deforestation. The tree trunk is painted by Madhubani art as this makes the trees look so attractive to the tourist which in turn inhibits from chopping them down.

2. Agra is known for its Taj Mahal which is a symbol of love created by Mughal king Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz. It is one of the seven wonders of the world.

3. The famous “Pattachitra” from Orissa also talks about the social issues like HIV, Dowry, Women empowerment, climate change etc.

4. Gond art from Maharashtra is still done in an eco-friendly manner using natural colours like charcoal, plant sap, cow dung etc.

5. British museum has around 1000 South Indian paintings of around the 17th century.

6. Indian art industry is estimated to be around Rs.500 crore with per annum growth of 35-40% per year.

7. Block printing of Rajasthan has been there since last three centuries.

8. Mural art is a huge ancient painting found in 550 BCE which uses basic tools like bones, wooden sticks, and leaves along with natural pigment and blood as colours.

9. Rajput painting takes wildlife, flora and other natural elements as their subject because of the love of Rajput towards nature.

10. Many museums around the world like Gilcrease museum, the Eiteljorg museum, and the Southwest museum features a major display of Indian art.

11. Indian tattoo i.e. Mehndi or Henna is natural colouring extract that every woman applies on her hand during Hindu wedding, Hindu festivals like Diwali, Teej etc. Traditional Mehandi designs are a representation of sun on palm with the idea of “awakening the inner light”.

Written by Lavika Agarwal
She thinks Success does not come from never making mistakes, but by never making the same mistakes twice.
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