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Warli Paintings

Warli Paintings are beautiful Decorative Wall Paintings of the Warli tribes of Maharashtra (India). The philosophy of a way of life, especially those of tribal societies, is best depicted through colorful images. Trees, birds, men and women collaborate to create a composite whole in Tribal Paintings, and the paintings of the Warli tribe of Maharashtra are the most joyous celebration of that very philosophy. The women of the community use their intuitive aesthetics to produce these wonderful object d arts

The whims and moods of tribal life make for interesting themes, which is why Warli Paintings are much more than designs on wall, they are authentic depictions of a way of life.

Pithora Paintings

Pithora Paintings are much more than colorful decorative images on walls for the tribes of Rathwas, Bhilals, and Naykas of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh .

They signify the advent of an auspicious occasion (like weddings, childbirth, festivals) in the family or community. An art form, which essentially conveys the joy and celebration of a community, has to reflect the collective mood of it, and Pithora Paintings with their colors and animated figures mirrors the sentiments of their creators.

Commissioned Decorative Wall Painting

Fashionable modern houses nowadays have custom-made wall murals. All decorative paintings and wall art are painted on a prepared wall or surface with acrylic or interior water based paints. The artwork are mostly designed and developed with customer input to enhance the décor, colors, and layout.

Themes-

The subject matter of most of the paintings at Ajanta is the life and teachings of Buddha. This covers various lives and incarnations of Buddha as told in Jataka stories. Matching a similarity with the Flemish Renaissance Paintings in which the stories are richly depicted in the settings of the artistsí world and whole mood is of life and activity. Calligraphic lines drawn at the bottom or the any other corner do a nice follow up to the painting. Paintings can be classified in to portraits, narrative illustrations and decorative ornamentation of great variety. The rocks here in Ajanta are cut in the shapes of Chaitya, Stupa and Vihara- all are important religious places of Buddhists.

The story of discovery of Ajanta can be traced far back as fourth decade of 19th century by a subaltern Englishmen. Since then many scholars and enthusiasts have done a great deal of job in bringing forth the hidden mystery of Ajanta the natural painting gallery in India. Some of them are Sir James Alexander (1834), James Fergusson (1843), Major Robert Gill (1857), Mr. Griffiths (1896), Lady Harringham (1911) and Sir John Marshall (1928).

Ethnic Paintings makes a sincere effort to take you through the journey of Ajanta Paintings in particular and Indian paintings in general.

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