Miniature paintings to tell folk tales
Miniature paintings are one of those arts that directly relate to our folk art and culture. Miniature art is India's heritage, whether it is Vijayanagar-style, Rajasthani, Kangra or Pahadi. It is an important part of Indian history, which has absorbed our cultural heritage for centuries.
In order to promote this heritage and to encourage artists, Lalit Kala Akademi continues to endeavour through their various programs. In continuation of the same, National Miniature Camp is being organised with the celebration 'Paryatan Parv'.
The miniature camp which began on October 25 will be open for public viewing till the end of the month i.e., October 31. The program was inaugurated by C S Krishana Setty, Administrator, Lalit Kala Academy, by lighting the lamp.
On this occasion, CS Setty said, "From time immemorial, miniature paintings have been an important part of our history. It has been a medium to reach out to the masses, for telling folk tales. It has been a very rich art form of India unlike other countries. Along with preserving the heritage, we must work on promoting and imparting this art form to the new generation. Lalit Kala Akademi will also organise similar programs in near feature."
This camp includes different style of miniature art and artists. Pahari-style by Som Tamang and Anil Rana, Kangra-style by Gurpreet Singh Mankoo, Nitin Kalyaniya, Maya Jaiswal and Vishal, Vijayanagar-style by MV Kamber, Basholi-style by Parikshit Sharma and Mysore style by Shiva Kumar R. These are just a few of the many who will paint their own style during these five days.
While the artists paint on the spot, anyone, irrespective of their age can go and enjoy this camp at the Lalit Kala Akademi.