Kalamkari & Bengal School: Warli, Patna, Modern Paintings and Important Personalities for Goa PSC

Get top class preparation for IAS right from your home: Get detailed illustrated notes covering entire syllabus: point-by-point for high retention.

Download PDF of This Page (Size: 705K)


Image of Kalamkari

Image of Kalamkari

  • Done by using kalam (pen).

  • Has two subtypes:

  • Mausalipatnam style paintings focus on the Islamic aesthetics and the ripe fruit is used to color the paintings.

  • Srikalahasti style draes paintings on the Hindu mythology and the color is drawn from raw fruits.

Warli Paintings

Warli paintings

Warli Paintings

  • Tribal paintings

  • Maharashtra region

  • Mural paintings

  • Cow dung is used for background plaster

  • White coloured rice paste is used to draw figures.

Manjusha Paintings

Image of Manjusha paintings

Image of Manjusha Paintings

  • Bhagalpur region,Bihar

  • Also called as Angika art

  • Mainly snake paintings

  • Done on the boxes of jute and paper

Patna Qulam Paintings

Image of Patna Qulam paintings

Image of Patna Qulam Paintings

  • Theme common man,daily life scenes

  • Miniature

  • Male artists dominates

  • Indo-british style

  • Painters-sevakram

Baazar Paintings

Image of Bazzar paintings

Image of Bazzar Paintings

  • Bengal region

  • European influence figures of roman and greek statues are copied

  • Figures of Indian gods with many arms etc are condemned because they didn’t follow human representation.

  • Everyday baazar scenes,female dancers dancing before british officers

Modern Painting

  • Western influence

  • Started by Raja Ravi Varma.

  • Not started for glorification

  • Paintings lady in moon light,Ravan kidnapping sita

Bengal School

  • Use of simple colours

  • Reactionary approach

  • Primitive features are revived

  • Painters Abhanindranath Tagore-Arabian night series

  • Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Image of Rabindra nath tagore's Painting

Image of Rabindra Nath Tagore's Painting

  • Use of black ink lines dominate

  • Sense of rhythm

  • Spiritituality in his images

  • Paintings are directly linked to his writings


Image of M.F.Hussain Painting

Image of M.F.Hussain Painting

  • Perfect balance between line and color

  • Photographer,painter and film-maker

  • Picasso of India

  • Theme persofication of romance

  • Theme abstract art

  • Favourite motif horse

  • Cubist style

Developed by: