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The Beauty and Intricacies behind Sand Painting


Art can be called as the connection between the mind and the soul, as it an expression which speaks more than words. Painting can also be called as the expression of human being’s deepest thoughts and feelings. What is felt inside is painted on the canvas and it is the bond that reunites human beings with Earth.

There are various art forms like the stone art, water art, glue art, glass art and many more. Each art form expresses the ancient culture and traditions that is being passed down many generations now. Such traditions are the ones that keep an art form alive and allows to understand the evolution of mankind.

Among the myriad art forms in the world, one of the traditions that is being followed till date is, Sand Painting.  It is the art of pouring plain or colored sand on a surface giving it a stable structure and a design. It could be fixed or unfixed structures. These paintings have a long, established cultural history present in many social groups around the world.

The name and the style of these paintings are specific to the area and region of the social groups. Kolam, Sand Mandala, Marmotinto, Yantra, Bonlei, Process Art, Rangoli and Sand Drawing are a few common names. These paintings tell stories about famous kings and queens, any historical event or death or an expression of the artist . One can know more about any culture from intricate sand paintings.

The oldest documented forms of art are visual arts, which include the creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, print making, photography, and other visual media done today. The practice of this art form is not many in number but it is still being maintained by few.

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