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Ancient Gods and Modern Politics: Mithila Painting

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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

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.cafam.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
mid-wilshire
EMAIL:  
info@cafam.org
PHONE:  
323-937-4230
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue - Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 12-6
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Craft and Folk Art Museum
TAGS:  
India, Bihar, figurative, modern, traditional
COST:  
Regular admission rates apply.

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.