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Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting.

March 4, 2017

“Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts – Southern Regional Centre” organizes Workshop on Kerala Mural Painting  by Shri Suresh Muthukulam

Suresh Muthukulam, Chief artist and other nine artists from Kerala will be joining to create ten panels of traditional art depicting the story of Ramayana.

workshop-on-kerala-mural-painting-by-shri-suresh-muthukulam-organized-by-indira-gandhi-national-centre-for-the-arts-southern-regional-centre-bengaluruThe Tradition:
Kerala mural paintings are the frescos depicting mythology and legends, which are drawn on the walls of temples and churches across South India. Ancient temples, churches and palaces in south India, display an abounding tradition of mural paintings mostly dating back between the 9th to 12th centuries when this form of art enjoyed Royal patronage.

The figures in Kerala murals are highly stylized and rendered with elongated eyes, painted lips, exaggerated eyebrows; and, explicit body and hand guestures (Mudras). The figures are decorated with elaborate headgears, exuberand andeer to life.

Noticable feature of the Kerala murals is their rich, warm and loud colours. A traditional Kerala mural follows the Pancha-varna (Five Colors) color scheme. The five colors employed in traditioal Kerala mural paintings are; red, yllow, green, black and white.

IGNCASRC also invites the art fraternity to this ten days workshop as participant/ observer to understand the methods of creating the figures in Kerala Mural Painting.

Participants for the #workshop must be well versed in free-hand drawing and will have to bring the materials required for creating the #painting.

For further details contact: IGNCA-SRC 080-23212320 / 56
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Ten day #KeralaMural #PaintingWorkshop 6th to 15th March 2017 | 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts,
Southern Regional Centre,
Kengunte Circle,
Next to Kalagrama,
Jnanabharathi Post,
Bangalore 560 056.

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