There is an interesting folklore recited in the regions of West Bengal about the origin of Patua and Patua painters. This post is sourced from Reflections of India.
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.