Bapi Chitrakar

Bapi Chitrakar, has been painting for many years since he was a child and this art has been in his family for generations.  In West Bengal, the word chitrakar refers to patachitra painters and the artists there have taken Chitrakar as their last name for hundreds of years.

 

The Bengal Pattachitra is a visual and oral art tradition practised by the Patuas or Chitrakars of West Bengal. Islamic by faith, Patua artists represent a unique and secular art tradition. They earn their livelihood by telling stories from Hindu Mythology, local folklores, Sufi tradition and contemporary themes through paintings and songs. Though the origin of the Patua tradition has been difficult to trace for art historians, some claim the oral form goes back all the way to the 10th or 11th century CE. The physical evidence of a scroll, however, only makes an appearance in the 18th century CE. 

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    Saraswati, Kalighat Art by Bapi Chitrakar

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    The reader, Kalighat Art by Bapi Chitrakar

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    My Cat and I, Kalighat Art by Bapi Chitrakar

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    The Artist, Kalighat Art by Bapi Chitrakar

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    Online Kalighat workshop

    Buy Recording : ONLINE KALIGHAT WORKSHOP WITH BAPI CHITRAKAR

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    Buy Recording : ONLINE KALIGHAT WORKSHOP WITH BAPI CHITRAKAR

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    6th November : ONLINE KALIGHAT WORKSHOP WITH BAPI CHITRAKAR

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