Lecture: The Ancient Art of Madhubani Painting

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Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
All Ages

Promotional poster with a sample of Madhubani painting and event detailsFor generations, women of a small region in Northeast India have been using Madhubani painting to tell the stories of their lives. Depicting mythological and social scenes, every painting reflects the belief systems, cultural practices, and social arrangements of a specific era in history. After centuries of being limited to its region of origin, the art form is now being discovered by the urban populace worldwide and is fast emerging as a commercial art form.

Having practiced this style of art since childhood, artist Deepti Agrawal explores the changing forms, trends, and mediums of Madhubani painting over time, while also exploring the hidden tales behind some of its most popular artworks from the early 1900s. Agrawal provides a demo and a work-along session where participants practice the Madhubani style and learn more about its rich heritage.

If you'd like to participate with the speaker, here are the supplies needed for a quick 15 minute sketch:

  • Paper 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Fine tip felt pen (black) - ultra fine sharpie/ flair pen
  • Acrylic paints (optional)

This lecture is presented on Zoom. Click here to register.