Pinguli Chitragathi & Folk Paintings of Rajasthan
Timing: 11:00 [June 16, 2012 - July 16, 2012]
Exhibition > Art & Sculpture
New Delhi > Delhi > India
Pinguli Chitragathi comes from the small and almost inconspicuous village of Pinguli, located near Kudal in Maharashtra, a home to the traditional folk arts of the Thakar Adivsi community from mid-18th century.
Like the Bengal storytellers and their scroll paintings, Chitragathi is an innovative audio-visual medium, where the artist holds a hand-made paper painting depicting scenes from the epics.
Every painting is accompanied with vivid narratives by the Chitrakar who modulates his voice to create drama and is backed by other vocalists and musical instruments.
Rajasthan folk paintings explore themes from epics like Rasidapriya, Surasagara, Ramayana and heroic Rajput tales.