Woman in Indian Painting

The Milkmaid Women have been one of the predominant themes of Indian paintings. Not only they charm the poets and kings, but also the painters who extol their beauty in form and colors. What Kalidasa did with his words, the painters do with their brushes. From time immemorial, women have been figured in painting and sculpture in various forms and stances. They are hailed as mothers, admired as lovers, adored for being a woman in spirit and form The female form has been

associated with divinity and represented as the mother goddess - Kali, Durga and Lakshmi.

As mothers they are the epitomes of universal nature, compassion and love. As lovers, women combine all the positive force of nature. From the murals to miniatures, Jamini Roy and Raja Ravi Verma to M.F.Hussain - Indian woman painting is available in every variety and form. Also interesting are the expression of womanhood through the paintings done by women themselves. Mention must be made in this regard of Madhubani paintings - a creative domain specialized by the rural women of Bihar. Feminine imagination and worldview, their lives and thoughts find expression in these ritualistic painting. Crafts in India has an impressive collection of Indian woman painting - both paintings of women and paintings by women. Browse through the enigmatic range of traditional paintings to find the one that charms you the most.

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