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Pichwai Painting

Pichwai Painting:

Chennai’s Collage is hosting an art exhibition showcasing Pichwai paintings, some of which date back 350 years.

  • Pichwai art originated in Nathdwara, near Udaipur, and is traditionally created on cloth, typically khadi.
  • The paintings use stone pigments for gold and silver tones and vegetable dyes for vibrant colours like orange, red, chrome yellow, and kesari.
  • The detailed work is meticulous and time-consuming, taking several months to complete a single piece.
  • The art form has evolved over time, with modern themes and influences incorporated by artist
  • .In recent years, there has been a resurgence in Pichwai art, attracting younger buyers and encouraging artists to return to their hometowns in Rajasthan to learn and continue the traditional techniques.