MM01 – Cheriyal Painting, Bathukamma Festival

Categories: Cheriyal Painting
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Bathukamma Festival: Bathukamma is a floral festival celebrated predominantly in Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Every year this festival is celebrated as per the Sathavahana calendar for nine days starting Bhadrapada Pournami (also known as Mahalaya Amavasya or Pitru Amavasya) till Durgashtami, usually in September–October of the Gregorian calendar.

Bathukamma is celebrated for nine days during Durga Navratri. It starts on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya and the 9-day festivities will culminate on the “Saddula Bathukamma” or “Pedda Bathukamma” festival on Ashwayuja Navami, popularly known as Durgashtami which is two days before Dussehra.

Bathukamma is followed by Boddemma, which is a 7-day festival. Boddemma festival marks the ending of Varsha Ruthu whereas Bathukamma festival indicates the beginning of Sarad or Sharath Ruthu.

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What Will You Learn?

  • 1. Learn one of the oldest forms of Indian Folk Art
  • 2. Create beautiful artworks as part of your home decoration
  • 3. Gift beautifully painted Cheriyal art to your friends and loved ones
  • 4. Cheriyal is a highly sought-after painting. An opportunity to make an income by selling art

About the instructor

Madhu Merugoju
Madhu Merugoju was born in Secunderbad. Completed his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2018 from Sri Venkateshwara College of Fine Arts. His passion for arts started at the very early age of 13 years. Madhu picked up a special liking for Cheriyal (Cherial) paintings from his elder brother, late Mr. M.Chandraiah. Who learned from a Cheriyal painting Guru. It took seven years to master the art. Madhu has won several awards in recognition for his work and contributions to Cheriyal paintings. State Award in 2007, awarded by APHDCL, Kalanidhi Award in the year 2011, and Mega Award Konaseema Chitrakala Parishad in 2011. Also presented his work at major exhibitions in State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, Surajkund Craft Mela, Haryana, Lepakshi Craft Bazaar, Golkonda Craft Bazaar, Development Commissioner Handicrafts, and Shilparamam, Hyderabad. Madhu also presented his artwork at FalaknumaPalace, Hyderabad Sri Venkateswara College, NewDelhi South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur,TamilNadu Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya,Mysore Shilparamam, Tirupati Madhu was also invited by the Society of Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY) to run workshops at different schools. Madhu has trained over 3000 students. Madhu has also worked with the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) in training and demonstrating Cheriyal (Cherial) Scroll Painting in Hyderabad and has trained over 5000 students and 500 teachers.

Course Curriculum

00 – Introduction

  • 00 – Introduction to Cheriyal Painting

01 – Sketching Process

  • 01 – Sketching Process: Bathukamma Festival

02 – Background Coloring (Red)

  • 02 – Background Red Colouring: Bathukamma Festival

03 – Cheriyal Painting, Human Figures, House and Tree with Bird

  • 03.1 – Cheriyal Painting, Colouring Process, Part 1
  • 03.2 – Cheriyal Painting, Colouring Process, Part 2
  • 03.3 – Cheriyal Painting, Colouring Process, Part 3
  • 03.4 – Cheriyal Painting, Colouring Process, Part 4
  • 03.5 – Cheriyal Painting, Colouring Process, Part 5
  • 03.6 – Cheriyal Painting, Colouring Process, Part 6
  • Assignment # 1

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