• Dr Anjali Pandey Assistance Professor H.O.D. Drawing & Painting Department Government M.L.B. Girls P.G. Autonomous College Bhopal, India



Pattachitra, Rituals, Mythological, Mother Nature, Geometrical Forms, Traditions, Lord Jagannath, Scroll Paintings, Kalams, Floor Picture, Devi, Nag, Kalamkari, Textile, Block Prints, Warli, Wall Painting

Abstract [English]

Indian folk art has its own recognition in universal context. It transmits from generation to generation having their own experience. Religious ceremonies and ritual acts are necessary for achieving psychological refinement. The folk culture moves around the elements of nature. The shapes are often symbolic and come out from their observations in simple pictorial language. The ritual paintings are generally created on wall, paper, cloth, and floor. The figures of human beings, animal, along with the daily life scene, mythological and rituals are created in rhythmic pattern with regional essence. Folk peoples express themselves in vivid styles through the paintings, this was the only means of transmission and inculcation of the culture through folk lore to a populace those who are not familiar with the written word. The traditions of folk culture are surviving in Odissa, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala are the unique representation of the region. Yet the changes with the time are noticed but characteristically folk art is not influenced by the time of change in academic or fine art circles and movements of Era.


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How to Cite

Pandey, A. (2020). SOME REPESENTATIVE FOLK ART OF INDIA. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 8(3), 348–356.

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