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  THE EVOLUTION OF AN ART FORM




 

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THE TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Mithila Painting: The Evolution of an Art Form is designed for small museums and gallery spaces. An intimate exhibit of 40 framed paintings (approx size 25" x 33") by 28 different painters, will draw the viewer into a vibrant Indian aesthetic tradition, and traces its evolution from ritual imagery to contemporary social commentary.

The paintings in the exhibition include works on paper from the early 1970s to 2010. The exhibition also includes banners with photographs of the wall paintings from the 1930s, a map placing Madhubani, Mithila, and Bihar in India, photos and stories of the artists, text panels, and informative labels. Together they give a lasting impression of the extraordinary flexibility, vitality, and currency of this ancient aesthetic tradition.

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Gods and Goddesses



Marriage



Narratives



Nature



Social Commentary