Folk Studio at AF Bhopal

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Sumptuously-dressed artists, foot-tapping music, light and shadow playfully frolicking on stage – folk dances in India have captured the hearts of audiences since times immemorial! No wonder then that Anup Shrivastava, a young artist from Dhar, was inspired to create a series of paintings around the folk arts of India!

The vibrant works were displayed at an exhibition entitled Folk Studio at Alliance Française de Bhopal in September 2018.  Seen on the paintings were the folk dances and songs performed in places like Mandu (India) depicted in striking hues like red, green, and purple. The generous use of bright colours is the most striking feature of Anup’s work.

Some works by Anup Shrivastava

Some works by Anup Shrivastava

The series included a 6X6 painting inspired by Teejan Bai which incorporated items which are associated with her including her blue saree, tattoo, and taanpura. In the background, one could see the palace of Mandu along with a microphone, gramophone, trees etc.

Anup hails from the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh and has exhibited his works across India along with four international art festivals. This was his second exhibition in the gallery of Alliance Française de Bhopal.

Subhor Dubey

Public Relations Officer, Alliance Française de Bhopal

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