Gliding Vibrancy: Mandana Artwork by Vidya Soni

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Dimensions : H: 22 (in) W: 28 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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Vidya Soni portrays captivating paintings that invites the viewers into a world where tradition, joy, and symbolism converge, where every brushstroke tells a story of hope and positivity. The artist’s hand-painted rendition captures the essence of playfulness and festivity, where laughter and camaraderie abound. One of the most striking features of this Mandana is the presence of colourful fish. These fish are powerful symbols of hope, new beginnings, good luck, joy, and happiness. The vibrant cluster of fish in the painting mirrors the vibrant spirit of the artwork. Each fish is meticulously painted, with its vivid colours and graceful curves infusing the artwork with energy and positivity. The fish seem to playfully dart and swirl amidst the Mandana patterns, invoking a sense of movement and life. The artwork is a vibrant tapestry that celebrates the joys of life and the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.

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    Vidya Devi Soni, a resident of Bhilwara, embarked on her artistic journey at the tender age of six under the expert guidance of her parents, Shri Badri Lal and Smt. Sumitra. Mandana, which translates to 'drawing,' holds a special place in the local language, symbolizing the act of creating pictures.

    Even at the age of 73, Vidya Devi Soni continues to passionately practice this traditional Indian art form. Her unwavering commitment to Mandana art is a testament to her dedication and love for the craft.

    In recognition of her outstanding artistic contributions, Vidya Devi Soni received the National Merit Award in 2017. Her remarkable talent and enduring commitment to Mandana art serve as an inspiration to both the artistic community and future generations, showcasing the timeless beauty of traditional Indian art.

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    Mandana Mandana art is a traditional form of tribal art, mainly practiced by the Meena community in the state of Rajasthan. The word Mandana literally means to ‘put down’ or ‘decorate’ and extends to an art form often used to ornament the mud house, walls, or chulhas within the tribe, serving both decorative and ritualistic purposes. History and Legend The exact historical timeline of Mandana art is uncertain, however, it is believed to be as old as the Meena community itself, which has inhabited the region for thousands of years. Traditionally the household women used this art form to adorn their homes, especially during festivals and auspicious occasions such as Diwali, Holi, Govardhan puja, marriage, and childbirth. It was considered the symbol of auspiciousness and put to ward off the evil. Technique and Details Mandana art is created using simple materials like chalk, clay, or natural pigments. Traditionally, the ground is prepared first with a mixture of cow dung and rati (a local clay). Women use their fingers, sticks, or small rudimentary brushes to create designs using lime or chalk powder. The color palette is typical with white against a backdrop of earthen colors like red or brown. The designs are often large-scale with motifs generally inspired by nature like trees, animals, birds, and traditional symbols such as the swastika, which represents good fortune and prosperity. The design may show Ganesha, peacocks, women at work, tigers, floral motifs, etc. 

    Product Details

    Gliding Vibrancy: Mandana Artwork by Vidya Soni
    Vidya Soni
    Art Style
    Natural Colors
    22 in(H) X 28 in(W)
    Folk Art
    Black, White, Brown, Blue, Orange
    Country of Origin
    Rajasthan, India

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