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Rock arts are one of the richest cultural resources in the world: B.L. Malla

Thursday - November 21, 2019 10:37 am , Category : BHOPAL


Rock-arts  can be called as cultural communication between the past, present and future 

Bhopal, Nov 20: Three-day National Painting Workshop was inaugurated with the collaboration of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Bhopal at Bhimbetka on the occasion of 'World Heritage Week' and the Centenary Celebrations of Padmashree Dr. Vishnu Shreedhar Wakankar, (A great archaeologist, renowned artist and known as father  of Rock Art studies in India). 

In this workshop, an expert on paintings, Vasudev Kamat gave information about to preserve the paintings on the drawing sheet to 16 paining artist from different states of the country. Baba Yogendra, Veteran culturist requested that, they should try to aware about Bhimbetka's paintings as the heritage of the ancestors in the people.

On this occasion, B.L. Malla (Project Director, IGNCA) said that, Rock art is one of the richest cultural resources in the world, which depicts the earliest expressions of humankind. The proximity of this art ant its affinity with the art of many living communities of the world today makes it all the more significant and valuable. Rock art images can be treated as a source of cultural communication between the past, present and the future.

The artists recorded scenes from the everyday lives of the people who lived in the rock shelters; for example, hunting, cooking, eating, and drinking. The paintings represent the whole spectrum of time, Dilip Singh (Joint Director, IGRMS) added. During this workshop, Dr. Narayan Vyas (Archaeologist) gave information about Bhimbaithka Rock Shelter and Draw the Rock painting on the drawing sheet. Dr. Kushwaha (Environmentalist) and Anthropologist were present in this workshop.- Window To News