Painting

Painting
The paintings at the caves of La Grotte Chauvet in France is claimed by historians to be the oldest and believed to be some 32000 year old.Cave paintings have been found all over the world, in France, Spain, Australia, Africa, India and China. All the paintings, be it the cave paintings, paintings by Leonardo da Vinci or Van Gogh or Jamini Roy or scribble by a kid reflects a desire to express and create. Painting is basically application of paints to some surface. It is the art or process of applying paints for a utilitarian or artistic effect. The surface may be paper, board, cloth, canvas, wood, glass, natural leaves, crockery or even human body. It is implementation of ideas through drawing and composition. Some of the painting types may be abstract, birds and animals, creative, landscape, portrait, religious, pencil and realistic. Paintings can be done using oil, acrylic, water-colour or mixed media.

Kerala 's God's Own, is a rich southern state presenting many different art forms. Besides tourism, bamboo mat painting is one of the major industries of Kerala. The local artists are skilled in this...
Devi ka Parda or pachedi is the craft which is meant only for the devotees of goddess Durga. This is a combination craft done by women and the men folk. Artist first prints the panels of kalamkari...
In the honor of Baba Pithora, these painings are done by the adivasi community of Chhota Udaipur a fornight after holi. These painting are made on the main wall of the verandah that divides it from...
Roghan work on cloth, now a dying art, which gives the impression of embroidery is actually the craft of fabric painting that is centuries old. The effect is generated due to the surface application...
The art of floor painting in Andhra Pradesh is known as muggulu. Each day of the week has a selected design or symbol associated with it: shivpith for Monday, kalipith for Tuesday, swastika for...
Madhuban, in the Himalayan foothills of Mithila, is the home of the Madhubani paintings. Traditionally, on festive and religious occasions, and during social celebrations, the women of Mithila...
The patachitras of Orissa are icon paintings that include the wall paintings, manuscript painting, palm-leaf etching, and painting on cloth, both cotton and silk. Chitrakar painters in and around...
These cloth scroll-paintings in folk styles are known as phads and they depict the lives of local heroes. They tell the story of Pabuji Ramdevji and Dev Narainji whose exploits are sung by minstrels...
Miniature paintings have been in records in Rajasthan for centuries and have very strong effect of the historical art and its related people. . The various schools of painting in Rajasthan are:...
Paintings in the Indian history hold a a very special place. Paintings are the visual creations of many concepts. Warli paintngs belong to the tribal comminity and this goes back to the BC era. It is...
Kalamkari hand-painting on fabric is a technique used to embellish temple cloth and hangings. Painted hangings are used for religious instruction, in temples, and for draping behind the idol in...
The Kalighat paintings were very popular form of art in the past. The popularity can be judged from the fact that they were they were replicated by the German lithography on glazed paper and...
This is a traditional craft practiced mainly at Cheriyal in Warangal district. The method of painting is traditional and the themes are derived from Indian mythology. It is assumed to have come down...
Chitaris is the Marathi word for a painter. A large number of chitaris settled in Nagpur, drawn there by the liberal patronage of the rulers of the Bhonsale dynasty who celebrated Hindu customs and...
These paintings depict the rich culture of Mughals as its being carried out since the Mughal era. Traditionally this art is done on the sliced ivory pieces. Miniatures are also done on cuff links ,...
Thangka or the scroll paintings belongs to the budhist culture. The art of thangkas was first initia ted in Tibet in the 7th century from eastern India and neighboring countries. .Thangkas is objects...
The pahari paintings as they are locally known as depict famous love stories of Radha Krishna, Mughals ruling culture, flora and fauna and many other facts. The colours used are generally prepared...
The name travels from the village Nirmal in Adilabad district. The craft is practiced by a set of artisans known as naqash who by custom paint scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, as well as...
The Ajanta caves were lost in time and it was not until the 19th century these caves were unearthed from the thick undergrowth by a company of British soldiers. These caves predominantly represent...
Naam- Ghara and palaces in Assam portray great stories and events from history and mythology through these paintings. According to the Assamese literature patuas and the chitrakars were expert...
The early Pahari paintings or the Basholi paintings are miniature paintings of the mid-17th century and are associated with the king of Basholi, a town in the foothills of Sivalik mountains. The...
Chitttaras are wall paintings done by the tribal women of Malnad, in South West Karnataka, for special occasions such as weddings, festivals and auspicious days. The lines and patterns on these...
Tanjore paintings take their name from their place of origin in Tamil Nadu. These paintings, generally of Hindu deities with ornamentation in gold, were traditionally used in worship for over 400...
This art came to India with Usta artists from Iran brought here by the emperors. It flourished in the Mughal period in courts and palaces. In the time of Akbar, a group of seven Usta artists came to...
Nathdwara is the main centre to make these paintings. Pichwais mean at the back and these paintings are hung in the temples at the back side of the figure or the deity. These were seasonal paintings...