Folk Art Paintings

In a country where art is typically approached with a preset notion of being obscure and remote, India’s indigenous arts and crafts remain veiled in mystery. It is easy to recognise art categorised as “folk” and “tribal”—stylised figures, flat renderings, repetitive motifs, and themes immersed in ritual, religion and festivity dominate, although they do not necessarily define all there is to them. Oddly, they have surfaced to the fore only recently, despite having been around for centuries.
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