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Craft and Folk Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Ancient Gods and Modern Politics: Mithila Painting
5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


April 12th, 2009 - September 13th, 2009
Opening: 
April 12th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Flood in Madhubani - the rich padlock their home and flee; the poor are left to collect and mourn the dead, Dulari DeviDulari Devi,
Flood in Madhubani - the rich padlock their home and flee; the poor are left to collect and mourn the dead,
2006
Two women watering Krishna\'s kadam tree, Sangita Kumari BhagatSangita Kumari Bhagat,
Two women watering Krishna's kadam tree,
2004
Tsunami in Sri Lanka, Amrita DasAmrita Das, Tsunami in Sri Lanka, 2005
The Lotus Pond, Abna DasAbna Das, The Lotus Pond, 2003
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India, Bihar, figurative, modern, traditional
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> DESCRIPTION

Rich in vibrant colors and infused with stories both ancient and new, Mithila paintings from the Bihar region of India debut at CAFAM this spring. Rooted in traditional wall and floor paintings, modern Mithila painting is created on paper and illustrates both religious gods and goddesses, and modern themes such as gender politics and social commentary. Mithila paintings have raised the status of its women artists and the economy of this poor region as the art form continues to gain international acclaim. This exhibit traces the extraordinary development of this vibrant painting tradition that straddles both the modern and the ancient.


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