Ganesha is the most primitive deity revered in Hinduism for his characteristic nature of remover of obstacles and the widely popular patron of arts and sciences. His leelas are full of naughtiness and dedication, but with a hidden message of vigour and valour, love and laugh combined all together with beauty and peace.
This miniature full of bright colored palette depicts various inspiring leelas of Lord Ganesha’s family where he takes the lead role in each one of them; patterned like a flower with multiple petals of varying designs and sizes in the centre while the sides are chained in a vertical band. Folk art represents expressions of people’s indigenous cultures in vibrant colors of happiness, like red, orange, yellow, black, white, indigo etc. This mural is representative of people’s worshipping deity as, Lord Ganesha.
The painter has beautifully depicted his art by adjoining the leelas in a background full of flowers and vines and the border filled with distinctive designer motifs. One of the important attributes of a folk art is that it is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than being purely aesthetic, which the painter here has accredited in a mesmerized way.
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