2018 is going to be about trying many Indian art painting forms. Every time when I read about something related to it, I am so baffled at the amount of history attached to each one of them and I can so proudly say that the Indian folklore is truly magical and vast to understand in one lifetime. The traditional forms of painting and art have been passed down from generation to generation and is still the primary source of living for many people in the rural. The best part about their art is innocence. They are unaware of the beauty they create. Many of India’s best painting and related art forms come from small huts. They are India’s true gold mines.
The one here is Cheriyal painting. Have tried one for the first time and the proportions are slightly wacky. Added a bit of my own touches to the painting too.
Cheriyal painting is a form of scroll painting from the regions of Hyderabad. It is a native art that depicts local customs, traditions and stories from the Indian Puranas and Epics. In the ancient days, people used to carry the scrolls around many places and perform to the stories that were drawn on the scroll. .
A few random clicks of the Cheriyal mask set that I had ordered with Mr.D.Vaikuntam to go along with the cheriyal paintings in Ramayana theme. Initially it was only the masks that I had requested him to make but then decided to get the paintings too in the theme with a few of the episodes.#cheriyal#indianart#indianartists#indianart Btw these masks have become a favorite ever since I saw them on Gayatri's insta page.
Due to the my previous birth karmas, I was born inside my mother’s womb,
And placed between urine, excreta and heat, everything was sere unhappiness
And burnt a lot by the heat of the digestive fire.
And possibly none can describe the sufferings that I underwent there,
And So O Shiva Shambho! Be pleased to pardon my fault, sins, Oh Mahadeva !! #me and #myself in #cheriyal#indian#folk#painting#shivalinga#copper#idolphotography
Our storytelling journey with the students of GBSS Mehrauli No. 3 and Koti Kale Khan Primary School is coming to a full circle with this beautiful exhibition. Both sets of students have learnt "Cheriyal" an artform from Andhra Pradesh. They have also worked hard on their respective paintings and stories for the past 6 months. This exhibition will display the works of our students as well as others who have been on a similar journey. The idea here estentially is to preserve the artform by introducing it into our classrooms and telling stories through it.
It has been a beautiful journey for the kids and their educators, and you are welcome to be a part of it.
DM me for the registrations for the workshop/activities you'd like to be a part of.