Peahen in Khovar by Manikchand Mahto

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Dimensions : H: 11 | W: 15 Inch
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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In ManikChand Mahto's rendition of traditional Khovar art, a peahen emerges with graceful simplicity against the contrasting black and white canvas. Rendered solely in black paint, the peahen's form is delicately detailed, capturing its elegant contours and gentle demeanor. Each stroke of Mahto's brush tells a story of tradition and cultural heritage, embodying the essence of Khovar artistry. The monochromatic palette enhances the peahen's presence, drawing attention to its natural beauty and the artist's skillful craftsmanship. Through this timeless artwork, Mahto pays homage to both the intricate artistry of Khovar tradition and the innate grace of the peahen. Khovar painting, a cherished tradition among indigenous and artisan communities in the Hazaribagh region of Jharkhand, Eastern India, adorns nuptial chambers with its vibrant hues. Serving as a hallmark of the wedding season commencing in January and stretching until the onset of the monsoon in June, Khovar paintings breathe life into the ambiance. The term "Khovar" finds its roots in the local dialect, where "kho" signifies chamber or cave, while "var" represents a married couple. Thus, these intricate murals not only embellish the space but also symbolize the union of two souls embarking on their journey together.

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    Manikchand Mahto, a 32-year-old artist specializing in Sohrai and Khovar art forms, hails from Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, where he has been practicing his craft for the past 8 to 10 years, drawing inspiration from his mother and carrying on the tradition within his entire family. With his schooling completed in Jharkhand, Manikchand has expanded his artistic horizons through various workshops and programs across the country, imparting his knowledge to college students in places like NIT Patna, Chapra, and Shivan, and participating in events such as Lalit Kala Academy programs in cities like Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Kolkata, and Delhi.

    Manikchand's artworks, displayed prominently even in prestigious locations like Sansad Bhawan in Delhi, are a testament to his dedication to capturing the essence of nature and traditional motifs on handmade canvases. Inspired by the sights and sounds of his surroundings, he finds beauty in the rocks and flora, translating them into mesmerizing paintings featuring elements like tigers, Pashupatinath, flowers, and peacocks. Despite facing challenges like language barriers and limited market demand, Manikchand remains hopeful for opportunities to showcase his art internationally, believing that his unique perspective on nature-inspired art can resonate with audiences far beyond his homeland.

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    Peahen in Khovar by Manikchand Mahto
    Manikchand Mahto
    Art Style
    Khovar Art
    Natural Colors
    11 in(H) X 15 in(W)
    Country of Origin
    Jharkhand, India

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