PAINTINGS OF INDIA – MADHUBANI PAINTINGS
The Madhubani Painting or Mithila Painting is also a style of Indian painting, it is practiced in the Mithila region of sate Bihar (India) and the adjoining parts of Terai (Nepal). The origins of these paintings are mythology. These paintings depict Lord Krishna, Shiva-Parvati and other gods and godesses.
Madhubani painting has been done traditionally and also occasinally by the women of villages of Madhubani (meaning of forests of honey) and other areas of Mithila. The painting was traditionally done on freshly plastered mud wall of huts, and now its also done on cloth, and hand-made paper and canvas also.
A collection of some samples of Madhubani (Mithila’s) Paintings and arts may be seen in the Chandradhari Museum, Darbhanga Archer has also a collection of Madhubani paintings and also has Upendra Maharathi. This a typical and very beautiful style of folk painting. Madhubani Paintings define very delicate pictures depicting birds and nature, peacocks etc.