Press Release

On the concluding day of the online session ‘Aadim Chitrakala by artist, Ms Tasleem Jamal, viewers delved further into understanding the relationship and bonds of love between mankind and animals in the tribal regions today. The session was organised by Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) on Zoom and broadcasted live on their Facebook page. The artist worked on a painting showcasing the attachment between tribal people and different animals using paper and acrylic paint.

The artist demonstrated painting and shading a drawing of humans, animals and birds. She used a wet brush to spread water over the pencil-sketched art forms. Then she applied black acrylic colour with another brush to outline the art forms in the painting. Using a wet brush she added lightness and shading to the artwork. She explained that people in the tribal region have a deep bond with animals. They do not throw away food or water if it is consumed or touched by animals. They live in harmony with animals and birds. The tribal people believe in simplicity and even today do not think beyond two meals in a day. She also said the newest form of artwork is known as contemporary art. Contemporary art has a tendency towards fiction.

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