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A space to display design ideas pampering Mother Earth
The very idea is to explore eco-friendly styles of designing. Here we share inspiring interior/ exteriors/ furnishings/ fabrics/ materials and much more non polluting products to incorporate in day-to-day home aesthetics and thus express our love to Mother Earth..
Art and Architecture are two indivisible aspects of designing. As a design enthusiast we will get some peeps back through historic architecture of the India and world as well as its modern day presence. We will imbibe in us the inherent charm and beauty of the traditional dwellings and learn their wise old techniques of sustainable designs.
"The soul of India lives in its villages." - Mahatma Gandhi
Yes, the roots of our unique literature, paintings, miniatures, handcraft or tribal art lies in our villages. Folk art defines our cultural heritage and we will celebrate them all by simply incorporating them into our lives. Our homes are sacred places and so our folk heritage. Join us to keep them alive.
Why “Obsidian” ?
Our blog’s name is inspired from the beautiful obsidian stone. Its an igneous rock and thus shares an unbound relationship with the Earth. This motivates us to make this obsidian space a place to pamper our relationship with Mother Earth. With all the positive obsidian vibes I wish my readers a “Happy Obsidian Space”.
I’m Shruti, a newbie blogger but an aesthete for ages. This is my space to showcase my love for aesthetics. Join me and enjoy this journey of appreciating green spaces.
- CHAMBA SCHOOL OF PAINTINGIndian miniature Pahari paintings are a broad subject to discuss. After Basohli and Guler, here comes the famous Chamba school of painting. This art has so much to express and has got such a captivating history to explore that makes it even more interesting for an art fanatic like me to get a deeper essence of the subject which is yet unknown to commoners. It is considered as an authentic historical account indicating the ancient art and culture of Himachal Pradesh. Lets find out more about this amazing school of miniature painting.
- GULER SCHOOL OF PAINTINGSAs we are exploring different schools of Indian miniature Pahari paintings, we came across the two dominant schools- Basohli and Kangra. But there are others including Guler, Chamba, Garhwal and Bilaspur. Guler, became a prominent centre for art and later termed as the birthplace of Kangra painting in the first half of the 18th century. The Guler Paintings or Guler style proved as the cradle of the early phase of Kangra Kalam with the unique blend of Rajput and Mughal style of art. This contrast had brought out the cultural essence of India onto a canvas with the flair of delicacy and a sense of spirituality. In the course of time Guler painting finally get evolved into Kangra paintings.
- BASOHLI SCHOOL OF PAINTINGSPAHARI PAINTING is an Indian style of miniature painting which simply means paintings from the mountainous regions. The word “pahari” means from the mountains in Hindi. Interestingly Basohli is the earliest known miniature paintings in the Himalayan hills. This school of painting is the principal centre of the style, existed around 1690s as Basohli Schools, possibly of pre-Mughal origin, finally evolved into the new Kangra style of miniature painting. These paintings were rather simple and largely based upon the landscapes, natural beauty of surrounding hills, Hindu deities and simple poetic themes of Rasmanjari and Geeta Govinda. Have a look at these alluring paintings…