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I only have to say that theOne who created you,created your parents,created your grandparentsand great-grand parents,one who created all this foryou, loves you very much;you are very dear to Him.You have forgotten this,and I have just come toremind you. So as long asyou remember that,perfection, prosperity,power, devotion, liberation,peace, all will becomeavailable to you in life~ SriSri Ravishankar

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Miniature painting

They refer to small works of art executed with amazing attention to details. They are mainly associated with the state of Rajasthan where the art is still practised. The paintings celebrate every aspect of life – kings on elephants, camel  fights, bejewelled women, the elaborate costumesof the Rajput princes and scenes from the Mughal court are just some of the subjects that come to lie in the miniature format. Originally they were made using natural elements, today they use commercially available paints. The fine brushes required for such delicate work are made from squirrel hair. The main areas in India where you could find these are in the cities of Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner in Rajasthan; Delhi; and of course with bCA Galleries!

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The Gond Art

The Gonds of the Godavari belt, in the Stateof Madhya Pradesh, produce figurative works rich in colours. Members of the animal world and plants find place of honour in most compositions revealing the close links these tribals have with nature. Gond art has come into the prominence in the international arena when Gond artist Bhajju Shyam was commissioned to do the illustrations for the book “The London Jungle Book” which  was released simultaneously in English and Italian. Though present-day Gond art uses bright yellows, oranges, greens and blues, the original art, still worked on to walls and doors in Bhajju’s village for festivals, comprises only three mud-based colours and white.