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Neelam B

Contemporary Dry Color Powder 'Rangoli Art'
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Name : Neelam B
Nationality : Indian
Country : India
City : Mumbai
Category : Rangoli Art- Dry Color Powder Art
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- Contemporary Dry Color Powder  ' Rangoli Art ' -

 I am Neelam Bhoir from India,(Maharashtra, Mumbai). I am working in an Institute of technology as a Technical staff since eight years.

     I am an active member of Rangoli Artist group "Rangdeep Kala Sanch" since 15 years.“Rangdeep Kala Sanch” is a team of rangoli artists from New Mumbai started in 1989. Since then our group has organized many rangoli exhibitions at different locations attracting flock of people including media. Collection involves contemporary type rangoli pictures on different subjects such as portraits of world known celebrities, figures, landscapes, seascapes & still-life.

     we also conduct exhibitions in navi mumbai in diwali festival every year. Thousands of people visits our rangoli exhibitions. 
  

  "Rangoli" has its origin from distant Indian culture. Rangoli is portraying variant designs made from colored powder. It is know by different names in different parts of India . Traditionally, Rangoli is drawn dially in front of the house - doorway & around a holy plant Tulsi & on occasions & festival such as Diwali & Navratri.
 
     Over the last 40 years, rangoli has emerged as a full fledged art form. What once began as geometrical religious symbolism has thus blossomed into a delightful visual art with secular esthetic appeal.
 
       Rangoli is unfamiliar to other countries. I wish to exhibit this art in different countries around the world, so as to enable art lovers to see & know one of the most beautiful medium of ancient Indian art. I wish that rangoli reaches to thousands of art lovers all around the world.
 
 

"Rangoli" has its origin from distant Indian culture. Rangoli is portraying variant designs made from dry colored powder.
Different kinds of material are used to create Rangoli designs, such as grains, lentils, flowers, salt, rice flour, colored powder etc.

 

Originally Rangoli was done in small patterns — 2 feet square — but now entire floor areas of rooms and hotel foyers are covered in intricate detailed designs. Traditionally, such floor decorations were done only on auspicious occasions or festivals. But today, any occasion is good enough — weddings, birthday parties, opening ceremonies, etc. In the deep South and South West of India and Kerala, flowers are used to create floor art.

 

In Indian cultures, all guests and visitors occupy a very special place, and a rangoli is an expression of this warm hospitality. In particular, the Diwali festival is widely celebrated with rangoli, since at this time, people visit each other's homes to exchange greetings and sweets.

 

Rangoli can be improvised into diverse visual art forms. For instance, it can be used to make elaborate images that look as if they were painted (some examples of such Rangolis. Sprinkling powder by hand is a very laborious and difficult process, however, and it's difficult to render fine details - meaning the image must be quite large.
Rangoli also has a religious significance, enhancing the beauty of the surroundings and spreading joy and happiness all around.

To make Contemporary Rangoli pictures, specially processed dry colored powder is used & available in more than 22 different colors & shades.

 

It takes around 10 to 12 hours to make one rangoli picture of 6ft. X 4ft. size. An exhibition is a collection of around 20 to 25 rangolis held in spacious & enclosed places to avoid interference of dust & wind.

Collection involves contemporary type Rangoli pictures on different subjects such as portraits of world known celebrities, figures, landscapes, seascapes & still-life. Rangoli is made on floor on a flat surface and it can not be stored more than 10 to 15 days as painting or any other art.

Its just a color powder in different shades spread on the flat surface (floor)

 


 

 

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Neelam B.

Mumbai, India