6 Things You Didn’t Know About Pichwai Painting

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Pichwai Painting

You may have come across paintings depicting Lord Krishna surrounded by bright motifs like cows, peacocks and lotuses. This art form is known as Pichwai and it originated in Rajasthan 400 years ago. Each piece takes painstaking efforts to be created and that’s probably why this art form began to fade away. However, there has been a renewed interest in Pichwai recently, with interior decorators gravitating towards it’s vivacity. 

Here are 6 things you may not know about this beautiful Indian art form:
November 25, 2020 — Team Bimba
Artshala: Madhubani Painting

Artshala: Madhubani Painting

Madhubani started off as a form of Bhitti Chitra (wall art) as people painted the walls of their houses to mark special occasions like festivals, marriages, etc. It is said to have originated in erstwhile Mithila, which included Bihar, Jharkhand and certain parts of Southern Nepal, including Janakpur, which is hailed as Raja Janak’s (Sita’s father) kingdom. 
November 19, 2020 — Team Bimba
Saving the Earth, One Painting at A Time

Saving the Earth, One Painting at A Time

Corrugated packaging material is recyclable, reusable and renewable. Since it is mostly made with paper obtained via cartons and newspapers, it can be recycled. The paper pulp with which it is made, comes from wood chips,  timber and pine trees. Hence, it is totally renewable. Its sturdy build enables it to carry a range of weights so it can be reused for a variety of purposes. Once you’re done, it can just be recycled!
November 10, 2020 — Team Bimba
Artshala: Pichwai Art

#Artshala: Pichwai Art

The year is 1672. A deity representing Lord Krishna’s avatar as a 7-year-old is being transported from Mathura via Agra. Suddenly the bullock cart comes to an abrupt halt as the axle gets stuck in the mud. Devouts see it as a divine sign from Shrinathji (a local form of Lord Krishna) and decide to build a temple at that spot. 

The town is now called Nathdwara (the gateway to Shrinath), which is hailed as the birthplace of Pichwai art.

October 08, 2020 — Team Bimba
This Village in Orissa is Telling Stories Through Sarees and Tamarind

This Village in Orissa is Telling Stories Through Sarees and Tamarind

An artist sits hunched over a stiff canvas, holding a paintbrush. The creases on his forehead say that nothing can disturb his meditation right now. Splashes of black, yellow and gerua (orange) burst forth from the innermost recesses of his mind to recite an old talea tale of Lord Krishna and his enigmatic life. Many would have already heard this story, but the way he brings out the green of trees and the reddish smile dancing on a Gopi’s lipsit’s something very few storytellers would touch upon.

September 28, 2020 — Team Bimba
The Story of Adolf Hitler: An ‘Unsatisfactory’ Artist

The Story of Adolf Hitler: An ‘Unsatisfactory’ Artist

Dictator, draconian, eccentric, oppressive, mass murderer…
These are just a few words often associated with Adolf Hitler.
But have you imagined him as an artist? Probably not.

Hitler dedicated his early life to art and painted several oil and watercolour paintings to earn a living. However, his work was panned by art critics. So, how did a young artist turn into a dictator?

September 21, 2020 — Team Bimba
#QuickBytes in Art: What is Expressionism?

#QuickBytes in Art: What is Expressionism?

Expressionism is a modernist movement in the field of art and literature. Originated in Germany in the 20th century, it sought to present reality from a subjective perspective. It aimed at evoking certain emotions and moods by presenting the world in a distorted manner. Expressionists focused on articulating an emotional response to the world around them, rather than portraying physical reality.
September 14, 2020 — Team Bimba
Here Is Why Tribal Art Is Rooted In Mythology

Here Is Why Tribal Art Is Rooted In Mythology

Tribal Art—your head is immediately filled with terracotta artefacts, stone statuettes and trinkets made with jute. Perhaps you saw them in a museum or bought them at an exhibition. Unfortunately, people’s perception of Tribal Art has remained restricted to what they see in these two places.
September 12, 2020 — Team Bimba
10 DIY Art Ideas To Perk Up Your Bedroom

10 DIY Art Ideas To Perk Up Your Bedroom

The bedroom is like your private sanctuary. Of all the rooms in the house, this is the one that truly feels yours. So, it's obvious that you put extra thought and care while setting up your bedroom. You want it to feel like a safe space where you can unwind after a long and hectic day. The elements you choose to incorporate here decide the mood of your room.

Allow us to help you decorate your room with some simple DIY ideas and tricks that will perk up the vibe of your bedroom.

 

September 08, 2020 — Team Bimba
All You Need To Know About Giclee Prints

All You Need To Know About Giclee Prints

Whether you've moved into a new place and are trying to make it your own, or you're renovating your house, the thought of choosing a painting has occurred to all of us at some point along the way. The art we hang on our walls is a reflection of who we are. Hence, we choose these markers of our identity very carefully. The biggest roadblock in choosing art is usually its price. Who wouldn't want Mona Lisa to grace their walls or Van Gogh's Sunflowers blooming on them? But can you afford it?
August 31, 2020 — Team Bimba