India Art Festival, a contemporary art fair founded in 2011 is a new model for dialogue and collaborations between art galleries, art dealers, art buyers, artists, interior designer, architects and art connoisseurs who come together every year under roof. India Art Festival (IAF) along with mid-level and major art galleries also provides the opportunity to emerging, independent artists to get discovered and enjoy the attention along with the established artists.
This one day workshop will introduce you to the traditional tools and techniques involved in creating engaging, high-impact woodcut art, leaving you with your own compositions to take home and, should you wish, all the materials you need to make more.
Woodcut/Relif printing has a long history dating back to 4000 BC when impressions were stamped into clay. With the advent of paper, the Chinese printed scrolls and books in colour on such topics as medicine, agriculture and poetry in the first millennium A.D.
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‘Art NOW 17’ is a group exhibition portraying the contemporary Indian art trends.
ART NOW! is about art today. The show portrays the current art practices and how they have evolved over the last few years. The exhibition will showcase the works of some distinguished artists that are the faces of Indian art, along with the works of some bright emerging artists who are evolving their distinctive styles. Contemporary art is reaching out to a larger audience and globally evolving. The artists have been experimenting with newer mediums and are responding to the environment around them. The artworks highlight the signature style of each artist, depicting the current cultural and global influences on Indian art, thus creating a deeper interest in art today.
Nisha Jaiswal, a miniature painter from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh who has been painting for over three decades has a self developed and a unique miniature art form. She paints in 2 disciplines: coloured peacocks with water colours and black and white Hindu deities made with rotring ink .
It’s a collection of 21 paintings some of which date back to the early 1980s. The paintings are a testament of the artist’s perseverance and patience as each painting requires the artist to hold her breath and takes about six months to a year or sometimes even longer to finish one. Critics says there’re nuances of thanka and madhubani folk art on her work.
She’s held several successful exhibitions in Delhi (at Indian Council for Cultural Relations, India Habitat Centre) as well as other cities, where her paintings have been received well from the members of the art fraternity, critics as well as general art lovers and members of the press.
Who Can Attend: Art Enthusiast
What will be Taught: miniature style with details and compositions.
Fee: 5000/- per person inclusive of Lunch and Materials