an initiative by Heart for Art supported by INTACH, Warsaa and Kaveri Kalakshetra is designed to increase awareness about India’s art+craft heritage in schools through one on one interaction between the artisans & students. Prafulla Kumar Moharana -a veteran Pattachitra artist and the winner of National Merit, Odisha State and Lalit Kala Academy awards will conduct the workshops. The workshop aims to introduce Punekars to Pattachitra, a traditional art form that is vastly underrepresented in urban spaces.
Pattachitra is a traditional painting art of Odisha based on Hindu mythology and specially inspired by Jagannath and Vaishnava cult The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological.
Come learn this wonderful art form with: Prafulla Kumar Moharana from Bhubaneshwar, Odisha – Veteran Pattachitra artist, winner of National Merit, Odisha State and Lalit Kala Academy awards. He specializes in Pattachitra art based around the Ramayana.
Dear readers if you are in Pune or planning to come to Pune this weekend then don’t miss the opportunity to learn this exquisite Indian art form. That’s not all, I have something exciting for you. I am coming up with a festive giveaway in association with ‘Heart For Art’ so tuned to know more about the giveaway.