Wildcat 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 the mesmerizing realm of traditional Khovar art by ManikChand Mahto, the untamed spirit of the wild cat prowls with captivating intensity. Executed solely in stark black against a pristine white canvas, this artpiece embodies the essence of contrast and minimalism. With deft strokes, Mahto encapsulates the feral elegance of the wild cat, its sinuous form exuding a sense of primal power and grace. Every line, every curve, speaks volumes of the artist's mastery over the medium, inviting viewers into a world where simplicity converges with complexity, and where the untamed beauty of nature finds its immortal expression. 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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    Introduction

    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.



    Product Details

    Title
    Wildcat in Khovar by Manikchand Mahto
    Artist
    Manikchand Mahto
    Art Style
    Khovar Art
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    11 in(H) X 15 in(W)
    Themes
    Cat
    Color
    Black
    Country of Origin
    Jharkhand, India

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