- Indian folk artistry is uniquely recognized all over the world not only for richness of aesthetics but also as indicators of age-old habitual belief.
- They comprise of tacit knowledge that is protected by passing on through generations.
- Having said that one must also consider the folk artists as creative individuals with adequate freedom of expression to keep the tradition alive and going.
- In India, the mainstream academic style of art synergized with the principle of vernacular art and culture to boost ‘Nationalistic’ idea as well as ‘Modernism’ since pre-colonial era.
- The course traces the journey of an array of indigenous art styles from traditional to contemporary and comments on sustainability of culture through preservation, conservation and paradigm shift.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students and researchers of Fine Arts, Design, History of Art, Performing Art, Visual Culture, Museology, Archeology, Sociology
PREREQUISITES: Bachelor Degree in Humanities