Guru Ji Abhishek Joshi is a traditional Folk Art artist. He developed his inspiration and acquired this artform from his own experience over the ages. Guruji’s art journey has commenced at a very young age. He pursued his graduation (Arts) in 1997 form MDS University, Ajmer on of the top most universities in India. Guruji Abhishek has been creating beautiful Phad paintings since 37 years and is a winner of many prestigious awards and world records and has done marvelous work in inspiring young generation by taking intensive classes and workshops. He is also been exhibiting his paintings through many exhibitions.
Guruji Abhishek has created this ” AJ02 – Learn Phad Painting – Foundation Course” for everyone who is above 8yrs of age. Learner could learn this creative but yet a traditional artform at their own pace.
Phad painting was started in 10th century by his ancestors well known “Shah Pura Joshi family” from 10th century and up to now our family is engaged continuously with this painting style. Phad painting style is very special genre of Mewar (Rajasthan) painting. In which the folk gods and goddesses are depicted with pictures. The pictures are read with music and described in detail with folk songs. At present phad paintings are being prepared on several subjects eg. life of legends, festivals, Functions, events and contemporary subjects. The method of phad preparation and material used :-The phad painting is completely handmade painting and based on natural colours. It is depicted on the canvas which is handmade cotton cloth and malt is used to keep it straight. The Hakik stone is also rubbed on this canvas for shining and finishing. The Colours are prepared with mercury mixed natural stones. The mercury stone is crushed for six months on grinding stone. Before using these colours gum and white mushli are mixed and after that they are used on canvas.
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