Madhubani art is a traditional style of painting that originated in the Mithila region of Bihar, India. Also known as Mithila painting, it is characterized by its bright colors, bold lines, and intricate patterns. Madhubani art is usually done on paper or cloth, using natural dyes and pigments.
The paintings often depict scenes from Hindu mythology, as well as everyday life and nature. They typically feature geometric designs, flowers, and animals, and are known for their symmetry and balance. Madhubani art is also notable for its use of double lines, which are believed to symbolize the continuity of life and the interconnections of all things.
Madhubani art has a long history and is deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of the Mithila region. It was traditionally done by women, who passed down the techniques and designs from generation to generation. Today, Madhubani art has gained worldwide recognition and is celebrated for its beauty and cultural significance.
Artist : Vidya Mishra
Vidya Mishra (on right) is a banker by profession, marathoner, career counselor , nutritionist and an artist by choice.
As an artist she loves to create , mix and play with colors. Madhubani painting is one of the many famous Indian art forms she likes due to her roots. Madhubani art is often characterized by complex geometrical patterns, these paintings are known for representing ritual content for particular occasions, including festivals, religious rituals, etc. The colors used in Madhubani paintings are usually derived from plants and other natural sources. These colors are often bright and pigments like lampblack and ochre. These colors are used to create black and brown respectively. Instead of contemporary brushes, objects like twigs, matchsticks and even fingers are used to create the paintings.