Posts tagged ‘arts

Jersey City Arts Festival, JC FRIDAYS Returns 12/1

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

281 Newark Ave (Monmouth/3rd), 201-216-0555. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. (art) 5pm-9pm GALLERY 495 presents “Mithila Art II.” A wide ranging selection of Mithila Art from north India on the border with Nepal featuring rarely seen work from the early …

Exploring Mithila art’s true potential

Posted on: Sunday, Jul 9, 2017

Mithila Painting, an age-old genre of fine arts practiced around Nepal’s Tarai belt and in Northern Bihar, has seen something of a renaissance of late. This antique art, practiced mostly by women artists, has today emerged as an unlikely source of income …

Writing on the wall: Art’s here to stay

Posted on: Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Be they Mithila paintings etched with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens and matchsticks using natural dyes and pigments or Warli paintings attributed to adivasis from the North Sahyadri range in India, art lovers are inviting artists from Bihar …

Nepal exhibition of fine arts commences at NAC

Posted on: Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

The exhibition boasts a variety of artworks—Mithila, thanka, contemporary, modern, and traditional painting; also on display are a number of sculptures and handicrafts Apr 21, 2016- The sixth iteration of the Nepal Exhibition of Fine Arts, organised by …

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.