Dancing Ganesha In A Cosmic Lotus Aureole

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A Ganesha picture in any form is a symbol of auspiciousness and good luck, as it is Lord Ganesha who helps devotees by removing obstacles for a fruitful life and that strength to tackle their problems effectively. Lord Ganesha in this Madhubani painting is graciously poised like the Nataraja, as evident of him being the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Shiva is revered as the cosmic God of Dance, which is inherited in this painting by Lord Ganesha; pictured in white, red and black color tones against a dull grey-blue geometric patterned background.


Madhubani paintings are a popular demand by those who have a good taste of art. Here Ganesha stands on a single foot on a lotus carpet with the other raised high along the hip line. Chaturbhujadhari has his hands tattooed in auspicious symbols and finger tips beautified with alta; rear hands hold the traditional implements symbolic of his patronage and the anterior one are elegantly postured in the iconic Lord Shiva’s Nataraja mudra. The designer garbs are a complement to his white hued plumage and also match with the leaf thread on the trunk. Sun haloed crown and the floral jewels are an add-on beauty to the cosmic aura of Lord Ganesha.


This Nataraja Ganesha dances in a cyclically closed arch of lotus flowers. Lotus is symbolic of purity and enlightenment in Hinduism which is also a major attribute of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha’s auspicious vahana, mouse sits at the bottom left in homage to the Lord, while holding the motichoor laddoo. The opposite corner is occupied by two designer leaf trays with a diya enlightened on it. Madhubani art is majorly festooned with the presence of flowers and leaves which the painter has kept in focus by also framing it with a red and black border.

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Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper, Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Dimensions 20.5 inch X 28.5 inch
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Colors of Tradition: Exploring the Artistry Behind Madhubani Paintings

Madhubani painting is also known as Mithila art as it is practiced in the Mithila region of India and Nepal. It has specifically originated from the Madhubani district of the state of Bihar. Traditionally, the women of this region created these paintings and in recent years, it has become a widely practiced art and has now become renowned throughout the world. This art expresses the creativity and culture of the people of Mithila and is passed from one generation to another. In this way, the heritage of Madhubani art has been preserved for many decades. The subjects of these paintings are usually religion, love, and fertility. Sometimes, social events like festivals, weddings, and royal court are also depicted in the paintings. The most commonly painted designs and themes are the forms of Hindu Gods and Goddesses such as Ganesha, Shiva, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Krishna, and Ram. The characteristic features of Madhubani paintings are their vibrant colors and eye-catching geometrical patterns. The empty spaces are filled with traditional motifs such as floral and foliate patterns, animals, birds, geometrical structures, and other designs. The local artists create these paintings using a variety of items such as matchsticks, twigs, brushes, pens, or even their own fingers. The paints are usually made with natural dyes and pigments.
As simple as it may seem, the making process of the world-famous Madhubani paintings is certainly not easy and requires lots of hard labor.
Traditional Madhubani paintings are done either on cloth, handmade paper, or canvas. Select the medium of painting as per your choice. If you have chosen cloth, attach it to cardboard to make a solid base. The making of the painting begins with making a double-lined border. This is a very important step because the border is filled with various geographical shapes and patterns or other motifs. The average width of the border is 1.5 - 2 cm. Now that the border is created, you will be left with a blank middle space. This is the main workspace. Start drawing your choice of figure, designs, and shapes. These must be relevant to the Madhubani painting themes.
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When the key design has been made, the empty spaces in between are filled with some designs.
Now is the time to color the painting using vivid shades and hues. Colors in Madhubani are sourced from nature; Indigo is used to produce blue, flower juice produces red, turmeric gives yellow, leaves produce green, cow dung mixed soot gives black, and rice powder gives white.
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To paint these colors, the artist uses a bamboo stick and wraps cotton around it. This acts as a traditional brush.
The entire painting is now painted using this special brush with natural vibrant colors. · However, in modern times, the common brush is used and instead of natural colors, artists prefer to use acrylic paints.
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Since the entire painting is made with natural materials and colors, it appears simple yet enriching. Originally, this art was created on mud walls or soil grounds but when it evolved over many years, the people of Madhubani started to make it on fabric and paper. Today, this art has become globalized and is receiving worldwide attention and appreciation.
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