Experience 'Neo Bengal Folk Art': a revival of a rich Indian art form, reimagined through vibrant Indian mythology and folklore.
Neo Bengal Folk Art blends traditional strokes and style of the time-honored Indian folk art form, Bengal Pattachitra, with contemporary elements. It aims to create a blend of old and new, giving new life to our cultural heritage.
Through Neo Bengal Folk Art, we'll rediscover the captivating iconography of Indian mythology, offering insight into our rich cultural narratives.
Our 'Neo Bengal Portraits' are more than just faces; they are a tribute to iconic figures, immortalizing their diverse characters, timeless appeal, strength, and virtue.
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Yashoda is a character in Hindu mythology, known as the foster-mother of Lord Krishna. In the mythlore, she is depicted as a simple cowherd woman, with no divine or supernatural powers of her own. In a surreal tale, baby Krishna shows his mouth to his mother, Yashoda, revealing the entire universe within himself. This includes the sun, moon, stars, planets, oceans, mountains, continents, and all beings. The story transforms Yashoda's understanding of her son, who is nothing but the divine itself.
Aranyani is a unique goddess in Hindu mythology, representing the spirit of the forests. She is revered for her autonomy and ability to sustain both humans and animals. Unlike other Hindu deities, there is no temple dedicated to her. Aranyani embodies the importance of respecting and conserving nature, making her message relevant even today.
Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist, overcame numerous challenges, including polio and lifelong disabilities from a bus accident, to become one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. Kahlo's work expressed her physical pain and emotional struggles, challenging societal norms and inspiring women worldwide.
Mastani, the second wife of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I, was born in 1699 to Maharaja Chhatrasal, a Rajput king, and his Persian wife. Despite societal norms and controversy surrounding their unconventional relationship, Mastani played a noteworthy role in the Maratha Empire's politics. She was a gifted dancer, singer and warrior. Tragically, she died in 1740, shortly after her husband.
The connection between the births of Krishna and Jesus is strikingly similar but in different cultural contexts. In both stories, a celestial being visits a human being to foretell the birth of a child, the son of God / God himself.
Shakuntala was born to the celestial nymph Menaka and sage Vishwamitra. Menaka was sent by Indra, the king of gods, to distract the sage from his meditation. They fell in love and Shakuntala was born. However, Vishwamitra, realizing the plot, sent Menaka away and renounced the child, Shakuntala.
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