Celestial Blessing in Madhubani by Ambika Devi


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 22 (in) by W: 30 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Handmade Paper

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In this exquisite Khobar version of Madhubani art by Ambika Devi, the central figure of Maa Durga commands attention with her divine presence. Traditionally, such paintings adorned the walls of houses during marriage ceremonies, symbolizing blessings and auspicious beginnings. The left side of the canvas beautifully portrays the eternal lovers, Shiva and Parvati, signifying divine unity and marital harmony. Their serene depiction evokes a sense of timeless love and spiritual connection. On the right side, a married couple is shown performing sacred rituals, embodying the essence of matrimonial traditions and the sanctity of the wedding ceremony. Above, the Sun God and the Moon God bestow their blessings upon the figures below, their celestial presence enhancing the painting’s divine ambiance. Ganapati, the remover of obstacles, is also depicted, ensuring the couple’s journey is free from hindrances and filled with prosperity. Ambika Devi enriches the canvas with traditional Madhubani motifs such as fish and birds, which symbolize fertility and prosperity. The entire composition is rendered in striking red against a pristine white background, creating a vivid and culturally rich visual narrative. This painting not only captures the essence of divine and human love but also celebrates the auspiciousness of marriage through the timeless beauty of Madhubani art.



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Step into the enchanting world of Ambika Devi, a celebrated Madhubani artist from Rashidpur, Bihar. With a passion ignited at the tender age of 12 under her mother's guidance, she continues the centuries-old tradition within the modern confines of her home. Ambika's artistic prowess shines through her mastery of 'Line Work,' a captivating facet of Madhubani Painting characterized by a mesmerizing dance of only two colors - red and black. While her canvas extends to walls and vibrant palettes, her heart beats for the intricate and laboriously rewarding world of line work. Her artistry isn't confined to Bihar; it's a bridge to the world, as evidenced by her participation in 'Kala Sangam,' where she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and garnered acclaim for her fearless journey to Singapore. Even during the pandemic, her Madhubani art graced leading newspapers, including The Hindu, BBC, and Mint, as well as the CDC website, capturing the essence of the times. To crown her achievements, she proudly holds the National Award in 2009. Join Ambika on a colorful voyage where tradition meets innovation, and every line tells a story waiting to enchant your senses.

 

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Madhubani art (the term ‘Madhubani’ translates to ‘forest of honey’) originating from the Mithila region of Bihar, India, is a traditional art form celebrated for its beautiful patterns, vibrant colors, and rich cultural significance. Traditionally, these paintings were executed by women on the walls and floors of homes during festivals, weddings, and religious ceremonies. The paintings depict subjects based on Hindu mythology, nature, folklore, and everyday life. Overall, Madhubani art is the creative representation of all the motifs, colors, and forms found in the vicinity and incorporates a blend of history, tradition, and mythology. Legend There are various legends associated with Madhubani art. However, one of the popular beliefs states that King Janak (Father of Sita mentioned in Ramayana) commissioned craftsmen to decorate the state to celebrate her daughter’s wedding with lord Rama. Hence, establishing the tradition of Madhubani art in the region. Tradition and Technique Madhubani artists use natural pigments derived from plants, flowers, and minerals to create the art. Traditionally they hand-painted the designs using bamboo sticks or twigs; however, brushes are generally used these days. The common motifs used in the composition include geometric shapes, floral designs, peacocks, fish, elephants, and scenes from Hindu epics. Each motif carries its own symbolism, often representing fertility, prosperity, love, and harmony. In the 1960s, a severe drought prompted the Indian government to support local artisans that gained international recognition for Madhubani art. Since then, Madhubani art has evolved from wall and floor paintings to various mediums, including canvases, textiles, pottery, and even contemporary art installations.



Product Details

Title
Celestial Blessing in Madhubani by Ambika Devi
Artist
Ambika Devi
Art Style
Madhubani
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
22 in(H) X 30 in(W)
Themes
Folk Art
Color
Red
Country of Origin
Bihar, India

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