You know a Madhubani when you see it. Spectacular geometric curves, bold black silhouettes complemented by minimal colouring, and a quintessentially Indian theme. This one has been handpicked from the studios of local artisans in the region in present-day Bihar. It is done on handmade paper with pigments made from traditional ingredients such as blended lampblack and rice powder. The beauty of the Indian peacock has been captured to perfection in this abstract composition that relies on a repetition of its one-of-a-kind feather-motif. Given how Madhubani art originated with gentle womenfolk seeking to decorate their dwellings, conceiving of this image on the scale of a mud-hut wall would begin to give you an idea of its charm.
A peacock with an elaborate, layered plumage constitutes the foreground. Its tiny body is made up of motifs, some of which are strategically filled in with paint, to create patterns that are seemingly hallucinogenic. On each corner of the bottom edge of the canvas is a scampering deer looking up at the gracious plumage in the centre. Two more peacocks with slightly less glamorous plumages grace the corners of the upper edge of the painting. The spaces amidst these gentle faunal motifs is filled in with more peacock feathers and coconut vines. Not how similar vines run along all four edges of the painting, which lends the composition some sort of a frame.
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Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper29.0 inch Width X 20.0 inch Height
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: G.P. Nirala
Item Code: DN21
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