Rangoli - Founder of Indian art
Rangoli is one of the famous art forms in India.It is a form of sandpainting decoration that uses finely ground white and coloured powders, and is commonly done outside homes in India.which has been commonly followed in Indian culture to invite god(Lord Lakshimi-god of wealth). In Tradition Rangoli started as a religious art work, in modern Rangoli decorating the house.Rangoli comprises of mathematics,science, history, tradition and also spirtuality too.Rangoli also became a form of self-portraiture for women and this is the street art of India.
History of rangoli is Chola rulers made extensive use of floor paintings. They are known by different names in different parts of the country; Alpana in Bengal, Aripana in Bihar, Madana in Rajasthan, Rangoli in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, Chowkpurana in Uttar Pradesh and Kolam in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Muggu in Andhra Pradesh. Some of these terms, especially many of the North Indian ones like Aalpana, more often refer to floor painting with traditional wet colour than to the powder rangoli more conventional in South India.Some artists use the 3-D effect for borders alone, while others create complete designs using grains and beads entirely.One important point is that the entire pattern must be an unbroken line, with no gaps to be left anywhere for evil spirits to enter.Rangoli can be improvised into diverse visual art forms. For instance, it can be used to make elaborate images that look as if they were painted.We believe the below art forms of rangoli will give you a breathtaking inspiration for your next work.
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