• The folk paintings have been existing since ancient times and the styles and patterns
have the huge diversity in various regions of the country.
• Most of the folk paintings are pictorial representations and the subject varies from
religion to natural things and also the day to day activities.
• Folk paintings generally use vibrant and natural colours with various natural ground
MADHUBANI BIHAR (TERAI)
· Bright colours with contrasts or patterns
· Traditionally done by women
· Use of tribal motifs and bright earthly colours
· Vivid expression of daily and social life
· Generally in walls of village houses
· Painting done on canvas
· Manifested by rich colourful motifs and designs
· Mostly mythological depiction
· Ritualistic art practised in temples and sacred
groves of Kerala
· Representation of deities like Kali and Lord
Ayyappa is made on the floor.
KALIGHAT Eastern India
· Use of watercolour on mill paper
· General themes are religion, social sentiments, etc..
KALAMKARI Andhra Pradesh
· Sharp pointed bamboo as pen and the base is cotton
· Vegetable dyes as colours
· Also known as Snake painting (use of snake
· Paintings executed on jute and paper
· Cotton canvas as the base
· Influence of Buddhism
· Use of different colours for different scenes