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I am collecting Indian Heritage and culture related vintage postcards, paintings, prints etc. and exhibited them at several locations across India in various events and also sharing them with school and college children by giving presentations to them on Indian Heritage and Culture with my collections and also documenting puppetry etc. intangible performances.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Batik Paintings

Batik is very ancient art of making paintings using Wax. The technique of batik is a demanding one because the final design must be conceived before the picture is begun. The batik artist works intimately with color; if he wishes parts of his design to be light blue, for example, all these parts must be waxed at the same time before any subsequent dyeing. He cannot seperate one part of his design and complete it before moving on to the others as an artist in oils or watercolor may; he must create his design in stages, each of which encompasses the whole picture.

The selection of waxes is important to the quality of the finished batik. Paraffin and beeswax are the two waxes most commonly used in batik and are usually combined in different proportions.

In my collection i have 2 different Batik paintings. These are my Batik paintings collection which are painted on  cotton cloth.

1 comment:

  1. I really like your post..It might be that the real question is always, "what is art for"? I think it is a holding pattern for us humans. It is a huge part of what is best about us. It embodies "goodness", if you will, at its best. I don't get tired of seeing good or great art, just because there is a long history of art.
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