Patuas and Patua art in Bengal

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Study on folk painting and folk poetry of Juang, Indic people of West Bengal.

Statementby David McCutchion and Suhrid K. Bhowmik ; introduction by Jill Parvin.
GenreTexts., Translations into English.
ContributionsBhaumika, Suhr̥dkumāra.
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LC ClassificationsPK1717.W472 M34 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 172 p. :
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Open LibraryOL162875M
ISBN 108171020615
LC Control Number99938931

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painters of West Bengal, called patuas, this paper aims to show how the preservation of folk art depends on striking a balance between adapting to remain relevant and therefore economically viable to a given culture, and preserving a connection to its historical roots.

By explaining how patua painting, also called patachitra, has navigated. About years ago, the Patua Painters lived in villages of Bengal. In those days, there were no movies, so these painters used to write stories, paint them and narrate to their friends and other villagers while unscrolling the paintings.

The common stories were about gods and goddesses and epics like Mahabharat and Ramayan. Bengal Patachitra: In the first place, the people who do Patachitra drawings is famous as the Patuas or Bengalese ‘paṭuẏā’.

In fact, these are the names of an artisan community. These communities live mainly in the states of Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal in India, and in some parts of Bangladesh. art emerged as a unique unparalleled art form of Bengal to boast of among a new rank of educated audience of urbanity.

A vast fascination for pats as visual exotica among the metropolitan elites resulted in the creation of a platform for the Patuas and the urge to Figure 2: Figure2: A chowko pat of Hindu Goddess Lord Ganesha on the left.

According to Laltu Chitrakar, a Bengal Patua artist based in the Naya village of West Bengal, Santhal patua artists would come there from Bihar and Jharkhand to sell their paintings. When their trips to Bengal and other cities slowed down, the Bengal Patuas started creating their own versions of Santhal paintings through the stories they knew.

His study of Patua scrolls was finally completed as a book titled Patuas And Patua Art In Bengal by Bhowmik in InMcCutchion was in England as a visiting lecturer at the University of Sussex for the season. Not long after he returned to Calcutta, he suffered a virulent attack of polio and died shortly thereafter, on 12th.

Gradually with the passage of time during the ’s this folk art emerged as a unique unparalleled art form of Bengal to boast of among a new rank of educated audience of urbanity. A vast fascination for pats as visual exotica among the metropolitan elites resulted in the creation of a platform for the Patuas and the urge to produce more and.

This was an extremely slow process with the patuas, as seen by the fact that every patua has 2 names, one Hindu and one Muslim. Art by Patuas of West Bengal Traditionally the patuas of West Bengal started out in the districts of Midnapore, Birbhum, Bankura, 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Purulia.

They started as painters of scrolls or pats. Get this from a library. Patua art: development of scroll paintings of Bengal, commemorating the bicentenary of the French Revolution. [Alliance française de Calcutta.; Crafts Council of West Bengal.;].

The process of becoming a part of a globalized world has made India as a nation worry about what makes it culturally unique. Since the beginning of its relationship with Britain folk artists in particular have been directly connected to cultural preservation efforts in India. The impetus to preserve this uniqueness usually falls on rural folk cultures, whose traditions change more slowly.

The word “ pata ” is derived from t he Sanskrit word patta which means “a piece of cloth”. Pata or “pot” as pronounced in Bengali means a woven surface, a paper or wooden panel on which painting is. Books, graphic stories, films etc. on Medinipur Patachitra Patuas and Patua Art in Bengal-The book Patuas and Patua Art in Bengal, written by eminent scholar David McCutchion and Suhrid K.

Bhowmik, is one of the pioneering publications in scroll painting of Bengal. The book that deals with origin, associated myths and tales about the. “Recent Developments in Patua Style and Presentation.” In Patua Art: Development of Scroll Paintings of Bengal: Commemorating the Bicentenary of the French Revolution.

Calcutta: Alliance Française of Calcutta and Crafts Council of West Bengal. Patua Painting Folk Art of West Bengal About years ago, the Patua Painters lived in villages of Bengal. In those days, there were no movies, so these painters used to write stories, paint them and narrate to their friends and other villagers while unscrolling the cturer: Rimika Enterprises Pvt.

Ltd. For generations, The 'Patua Chitrakars' have painted narratives from Hindu mythology as well as Sufi traditions. Their sing-song poems depict tales from the Ramayana and Mahabharata among other folklore, that once made them celebrated performing artists across the villages of Bengal.

Patachitra painting is a true cultural heritage of West Bengal. The Patua Community of West Bengal has an ancient history to practiced the craft of Patachitra.

A quaint little village of Paschim Medinipur, Naya is home to around Patuas or chitrakars. A Patua working at the International Kolkata Book Fair that held at Milan Mela complex, Kolkata. The Patua (Bengalese পটুয়া paṭuẏā) are an artisan community found in the state of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha in India and parts of Bangladesh.

But McCutchion’s interest in Bengali art went beyond temples. In the introduction to the book “Patuas and Patua Art in Bengal”, he mentions how during a lecture on temple art, some students in the audience commented on the similarities between temple art and scroll paintings.

The Patua is a community found in West Bengal. Some Patuas are Hindus, while others are Muslims and Buddhists. The paintings tradition of Patuas was started as a village tradition as painters of scrolls or pats telling the popular mangal stories of the gods and goddesses.

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The Patua tradition is a kind of scroll painting that is accompanied with an oral narrative. This form is prevalent in the Bengal region. In Bengali language, "Pat" means "scroll" and "Patua" or "chitrakar" means "Painter". In this tradition, the Patua (performer) squats on the floor to narrate the story by showing the pictures from his bundle.

The contemporary scrolls and paintings of Gurupada and Montu Chitrakar come from the distinct patachitra scroll tradition in the state of West Bengal.

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The patachitra or patua scrolls may portray stories from the great Hindu epics, such as the Ramayana, and. The contemporary scrolls and paintings of Gurupada and Montu Chitrakar come from the distinct patachitra scroll tradition in the state of West Bengal.

The patachitra or patua scrolls may portray stories from the great Hindu epics, such as the Ramayana, and Sufi traditions which are also sung frame by frame.

The scrolls by the young painters Gurupada and Montu Chitrakar venture even further. Patuas and Patua Art in Bengal. Firma KLM. David McCutchion, Suhr̥dkumāra Bhaumika. Year: A search query can be a title of the book, a name of the author, ISBN or anything else.

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Author / ISBN / Topic / Any search query. Create. Free ebooks since   The vibrant and expressive folk art by the patua community from West Bengal is a truly colourful one, which is being sustained in times of change. The patua scroll painting from eastern India, sometimes also called patachitra scroll painting, is a delightful traditional art which takes on a performative nature.

So the relatives make presents of money or some other articles of domestic use to the Jadu Patua for transmission to the deceased and the Jadu Patua then puts the finishing touch to the picture by perform- ing the act of ChaJ^shudan or supplying the iris of the eye in the 3~-(!B) 18 FOLK ART OF BENGAL picture of the deceased.

Before delving into the development of patachitra, I will explain what is definitive about the lives and work of patuas, past and present, to provide the groundwork for the complex history of their art. Before British colonialism, before Islamic invasion, there were practicing patuas in the villages of West Bengal.

This article covers the last one hundred and eighty years in which scholars and. Hailing from West Bengal in India, Swarna was trained in the traditional Patua form of folk art by her father and uncle.

Despite marrying into a family that disapproved of women painting, Swarna – with support from her husband – went on to become an extremely successful artist. Click here to discover her other Tara Books. The Patuas of Mednipore (West Bengal) have practiced this art for centuries and have adapted their art form according to the needs of the time, which has ensured that Patua Painting is one of the few surviving indigenous art forms of the region.

The Patuas visit villages and go from house to house with their bag of scrolls. There is a rich corpus of scholarly studies on patachitras and patuas that sets off the novelty of Korom's micro-study. The narrative pictorial tradition in Indian art has been thoroughly explored, from the classical Ajanta art to the more localized forms of folk art of Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Gujarat, or Rajasthan with their distinctive styles.Folk art has many forms in India but it is only in recent years that it has received its due attention.

In a nation that comprises 35 states, each distinct cultural and traditional identity is displayed in the folk art of the region. Apart from this, each tribe also carries along with its traditions, art forms that are unique to them known as tribal art.