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.

Kalamkari hand painting is done with a stick which is wound with thread that has been dished in dye.. Kalamkari paintings shape temple hangings, doorframes panels, and tubular hangings (thombais)...
The practitioners of this craft form differ from the usual painters in the sense that they are known as 'patidars' and not 'chitrakars' which relates to the normal painters. This craft is made on...
Warlis are tribals who live in Thane district in the hinterland of Maharashtra, in simple dwellings of clay and reed plastered with cowdung. Basically tillers of land, the tribals have deep faith in...
'The folk art of Madhya Pradesh is well-known and the ceremonial and ritual art here is distinguished by the variations between the crafting in different areas as well as that practised by different...
The shadow play or puppet show with leather figures is an art form of ancient times. In the ancient times puppet shows were conducted for the entertainment by projecting the shadows of these puppets...