Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Work In Progress on Wednesday-Sospeso Art

Most of the craft lovers know about sospeso art, this is also known as 3D decaupage. Already I have done many decoupaged articles. Trying sospeso on a pot. The pot is ready with basic decoupage.
Sospeso Art
Pot is ready with basic decoupage
 I have chosen a design of bunch of small, flowers. Each flower is very small, and it is taking time to cut and give the 3D effect. Finally that work is also completed.
Sospeso Art
Flowers with 3D effect
Now I have to attach the flowers to the pot. Hope to complete it soon. Will share once completed with the tutorials.

Until then-

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana

Monday, January 16, 2017

Visit to Chitrasanthe-2017

Chitrasante is an event which happens every year in Bangalore , organised by Chitrakala Parishad. About my last year's visit to Chitrasante, I have already written a blogpost: Chitrasante 2016 at Chitrakala Parishat- Ocean of paintings. 
Chitrasante is like an auspicious event to art lovers. This year there were more than 1300 artists exhibiting their paintings. One can see everywhere paintings- the magic created by artists on canvas. It is not possible to post all the photos I have clicked in one post. Let me start with paintings of Bhuddha:
Peaceful face of Bhuddha:
Bhudda Painting
Side view of Face of Bhuddha
This is face of Bhuddha with different shades of color:

Bhudda Painting
Face of Bhuddha in different shades

Bhudda Painting

Bhudda Painting

The below are paintings of Bhuddha in meditation:
Bhudda Painting
Bhuddha in meditation

Bhudda Painting
Bhuddha in meditation

These are just glimpses of the paintings exhibited there, like a drop from an ocean. There are thousands of paintings, in which we could see the efforts and talents of the artists. I have more to share about Chitrasante in coming posts.

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Surpur miniature paintings- extinct art of Karnataka

I was aware of Rajasthan miniature paintings and Mysore miniature painting. Recently in an exhibition I came to know about another finest art of Karnataka - Surpur miniature paintings. I met an artist, who is practising painting forms , influenced by Surpur miniature.
No doubt, Surpur miniature is one of the finest art contribution from Karnataka, but it is disappearing. The artists who have learnt Surpur miniature art are shifting to other forms.Government arts academy are not supporting enough to keep the art form alive.

Here are some paintings which are influenced by Surpur miniature paintings. I could not collect enough information from the artist, as he was busy in attending the customers. 




The above paintings are by Artist Krishna Vasant. You can view his works here:


Surpur miniature art was practised in Yadgir district of Karnataka.The artists have migrated from Andhra Pradesh. It flourished during the period of ruler Raja Venkatappa Naik. I don't have any pictures of original Surpur miniature painting :( . It is really sad that nothing is made to support this art form.
Original Surpur miniature is found in Salarjung Museum of Hyderabad. Hope this art form will  flourish again.

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana



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