International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part K (2015)
Madhubani Painting: Women Dominated Folk Art
Since ancient times art has been an integral part of human life. Folk art is such a form of art which is associated to common man. One such folk art Madhubani paintings which is Hindu style of painting attained worldwide distinction adept mainly in Mithila and northern parts of region of Bihar and Nepal. The Artists of this art are simple housewives, who have never been to any school of art. The women of Mithila decorated the walls and floors of their houses for every social and religious festival. These paintings are executed in a very simple manner. These paintings have been breathtaking beautiful and have always mesmerized the on-lookers. There is hardly any one country except India where folk paintings were initiated by females and were presented on the international stage in a developed form. These paintings not only aesthetically appreciated but also won critical acclaim.