Just the way we work out, eat well, indulge in healthy habits to live a healthier and long life, the very same way art is significant in managing our well-being and mental health. Imagine coming back from a long day of tiring work or simply trying to distract yourself from a stressful situation - your comfort cup of coffee, a hug from a loved one, or just lying in your own bed instantly gets rid of a lot of stress.
The meaning behind every Indian artwork has a significant story attached to it, sometimes they are religious, and sometimes they are social, either way, they tend to go hand in hand with the narrative that produces artworks capturing the attention of millions of people.
The ancient Indian practice of Vastu Shastra is the ultimate guide for people to construct and build a home that is considered holistically and spiritually sound. It is a traditional Hindu and Buddhist system of architecture that is a part of Vastu Vidya. Ancient temples and homes have followed strict Vastu guidelines since the beginning of time.
Paintings are a unique way of expressing feelings and artists channel theirs through an army of colors, shapes, and ideas. This is exactly what describes the evolution of Kalighat paintings the best. One of the most traditional forms of Indian art, Kalighat painting has always been an ode to Hindu deities.
Gifts are the ultimate gesture of love; there is happiness in receiving and pleasure in giving. We choose gifts according to occasions and the people and that’s why there is always a plethora of options to pick and choose from. Be it Christmas, New Years’, Diwali, someone’s birthday, or wedding anniversary, there is always a gift suited for each occasion. But something that doesn’t need an occasion to be gifted is an artwork. Artwork is the best way to make someone’s day and light up their mood.
Paintings communicate with us in a way no other artwork does; they invoke feelings, stimulate our brains, take us down to the path of creativity and open a whole new world of interpretation to us. Indian miniature paintings are one of the finest treasures of Indian culture; done in the most intricate ways, traditional Indian miniature paintings have evolved over the years but some primitive features and practices still make them the most meticulous form of art.
The beauty of world-famous paintings drive’s us into astonishment and leaves us awe-struck and hence, today there is a variety of alternatives and copies of the original paintings that we have seen throughout the world. But what happens when some people decide that they deserve the best? The original? You’ve seen some great paintings in museums and galleries but do you know a number of them have been stolen and recovered as well?
The history of Indian paintings can be traced back to as early as the 2nd century BCE and over the years it has grown into a wide spectrum of styles and forms. Over the years, Indian modern art and Indian classical art has been globally accepted and made famous because of their immaculate talent and skill.
Being an art lover means you open up a world of opportunities for yourself - from being able to witness priceless artforms to be able to start and build an art collection of your own. So you could be collecting art for yourself or for someone else but knowing how to build an art collection is imperative. In this blog, we tell you 8 ways to start your art collection and how to sustain it for the long run.
Rustic-looking wooden furniture, gold and silver color bordered cutlery, vintage posters, and photo frames from the 80s — each and everything reminds us of a warm afternoon from our childhood, which has very much become vintage now. Vintage home decor is a favorite amongst people — it takes us back to the good old days and makes our house, a ‘home’.