The "Patua" is a beautiful folk painting style developed within the artistic community of patuas of West Bengal. It is a scroll painting originates around 1000-year ago as a unique story-telling idea with the aid of pictures. The Patua is a special community composed of Hindus as well as Muslims both coming together as- "Chitrakaars", that means painters. They often perform patua in local fairs, weddings, festive gatherings so as to engage more people and increase their audience base. Paintings encourage the use of natural colors and eco-friendly materials. Read all about Patua paintings here-
Eco-friendly materials are the ones that can be reused, recycled, renewable, organic, creating less waste and less toxic to humans, animals, and the environment. In case of an artists these materials include Canvas, Screens, Paints, Inks, Printings and other stuff which is eco-friendly, reusable and biodegradable. Let's talk in detail about the materials required to create an sustainable art-
7 popular kind of Sustainable Art are- 1.Ecological Art 2.Bio Art 3.Closed Loop Fashion 4.Land Art 5.Renewable Energy Sculptures 6.Eco Design 7.Upcycling.
The rising concern about global warming and climate-change in the past few decades, made us all became quite familiar with the terms like eco-friendly, ecological, green or sustainable. These terms are applicable to all sorts of industries, products, services including art and culture. Yes, even art can be sustainable. In terms of art, we can find innovative ways to create an art that can benefit the environment in any possible way. Let's grab some understanding of sustainable and eco-friendly aspect of art.
Mandana art is one of the oldest surviving tribal art of India. Mandana is a name given to the paintings done on wall and floor by the women of Meenas community of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Mandana are drawn to draw health and to protect the house and family from evil and welcoming gods into the house. The art is auspicious and treated as a mark of celebrations on festive occasions. Mandana is derived from the word "Mandan", meaning decoration and beautification. Historically, they have been practiced as a way of decorating ones home at the time of festivals, religious ceremonies, marriage functions and other auspicious ceremonies. The simplicity of a Mandana lies in its two colors – often red and white. The use of natural and eco-friendly materials in the art speaks about the harmonious balance between our traditions and mother nature.