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Alpana, Folk Art of Bengal in Modern Era

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Alpana, folk art of Bengal in modern era

Alpana is mainly found in the Bengali areas of India and Bangladesh. The word Alpana is derived from the Sanskrit 'alimpana', which means 'to plaster' or 'to coat with'. Traditionally, it was drawn by the women of the house before sunset. It is also a folk art in Bengal. Alpana or alpona refers to colorful motifs, sacred art or painting done with hands and paint which is mainly a paste of rice and flour on auspicious occasions in Bengal. Alpana is mainly given in the backyard of the village house. In the modern era, the amazing evolution of Alpana has taken place at the hands of contemporary painters. Variations have evolved. Nowadays, instead of soaking a piece of cloth in the fingers, now it is given with the help of a brush. Instead of rice or flour, the artists use white earth color and gum. Usually the crowded streets are chosen by the artists as their large canvas. The old motifs were the repressed desire, love, prayer and even worship of rural innocent girls and house wife. Today, it has changed its artistic consciousness and this alpana, which has been formed by combining various designs inspired by nature, is predominant. This rural alpana today frees the city of Bengal from visual pollution, at the same time this aesthetic essence gives emotional satisfaction to the people around, finds inner peace. That is why today Alpana is becoming popular among the artists of different cities of Bengal as one of the tools of art creation. If you like it, I want to discuss it in detail in the future with images.

Alpana, folk art of Bengal in modern era

new born artist's baby on Alpana

new born artist's baby on Alpana

alpana design inspire from nature

alpana design inspire from nature

how artist create Alpana 1

how artist create Alpana 1

motif of Fish in Alpana

motif of Fish in Alpana

artist at work 1

artist at work 1

another Fish motif in Alpana

another Fish motif in Alpana

how to creat  Alpana

how to creat Alpana

tree, flower and bird motif in Alpana

tree, flower and bird motif in Alpana

a cute girl on finished Alpana

a cute girl on finished Alpana

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