PADMASHREE TRADITIONAL MITHILA PAINTING ARTIST (NATIONAL AWARD WINNER)
Profile of Artist:
Baua Devi has been practising the Mithila art form, for almost 6 decades. Baua Devi's work has won critical acclaim—she was the only woman artist from India to show at the Magiciens de la Terre in 1989 at the Centre Pompidou. Her work ranges in scale from a small sheet of paper to murals up to 20 feet high. Her paintings tell the mythological stories of Lord Krishna and Ram and Sita, while emphasizing on Sita's narrative of the story. Baua Devi uses handmade paper and natural colours for her paintings, predominantly using black, yellow, red and white in her palette.
She got married at the age of 12, and was encouraged by her mother-in-law to pursue painting. She was the youngest of the group of artists who formally transferred Mithila art from walls, where it was traditionally practiced as mural art, to paper. One of her paintings was gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Mayor of Hanover, Stefan Schosstok on his visit to India
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