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WARLI PAINTING

Warli paintings are one of the profound forms of Indian folk paintings. Warli paintings belong to the Warli tribe, the largest tribe of Maharashtra. While there is no proper historical evidence of its origin, yet it can be traced between 2500 B.C. and 3000 B.C. in the Neolithic Age. These paintings are a pictorial representation of the rural life of the Warli tribals. They depict day-to-day activities, customs, beliefs, and different moods of the tribals.

Warli painters do not derive their inspiration from Indian mythology. They simply depict an event of their life, such as marriage, dance, and harvesting. Therefore, every painting has diverse forms of nature, such as people, trees, animals, the sun, and many more. A wedding ceremony is a popular theme of the painting. Even, the tarpa dance is commonly portrayed. Tarpa, is a trumpet-like instrument. It is shown that the tarpa player is surrounded by drummers and men and women are dancing to the tunes.

If you are interested in becoming a professional painter in warli form of art, then you need to join any of the professional certified warli painting course in Mumbai. You can also take up certificate diploma warli painting courses in Mumbai.

Warli derived its name from the tribe found on the northern peripheries of Mumbai. Warli painting is the tribal folk art of Warli tribes of Thane District, Maharashtra. It is believed to have originated in the 10th century. Warli is a pictorial language, a language of stories. Lines, dots, triangles, circles are the basics of these drawings. These are known for its depiction of human figures

Material Required : Handmade papers, Poster colors, Brushes round (2,3,4,7 Flat 12), Pencils, Drawing board, Portfolio Gel pen (black), Water container palate and rag   Assignment : • Basic forms of warli, • What is warli, • Painting from warli, • Warli paintings on different material e.g. flow pot, enevelop etc.

Warli painting is an ancient Maharashtrian folk art form. On festive occasions, to seek God’s blessings, the tribal decorate the walls of their houses. It’s done on a surface painted with gheru giving it a reddish brown colour. The figures are done using a rice powder or white paint. Basic • Movement of Pencil • Freehand Drawing (Basic)


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