Bring to life the mythological stories of Lord Krishna
What you’ll do
- Book personalized Live Experience with Rajaram Sharma.
- Curation of the session based on the questions asked to the customer.
- See yourself through the eyes of an artist or simply observe the genius at work.
- Understand the intricate details and techniques of Pichwai Painting.
- Live demonstration of what goes into this elaborate process.
- Understand the broad aspects as well as the nitty-gritty of this art called Pichwai Painting.
- Learn about different techniques, materials, colours and brushes used for the same.
- Artist also briefs you about from where you can procure the material and brushes for the art form.
- Maximum 4 people can book an experience. In case if you are more in number than you can drop an email to us on email@example.com
- Rajasthan Studio Team Member would be there to help you.
About the Artist
Since childhood, Rajaram Sharma had immersed himself in Pichwai Art. At the age of 13, he came to Nathdwara to train under the guidance of Tulsidasji, the head of Shrinathji temple. He trained under the best Pichwai artists for many decades and became adept in both Pichwai and miniature paintings. Currently, he works at his own studio, namely “Chitrashala”, in Udaipur, where he also guides and trains upcoming artists. For his work, he was awarded the National Merit Certificate in 2016.
National Merit Certificate – 2016
All India Award of Traditional Art, Marudhara, Kolkata (W.B.) – 2010
All India Award of Traditional Art, Kalidas Academy, Ujjain (M.P.) – 2004
Gold Medal in Traditional Painting at All India Art Exhibition, Jangaon Dist. Warangal (A.P.). – 2002
All India Special Award of Traditional Art, T.A.H.S., Karnataka – 2001
All India Award of Traditional & Folk Art, SZCC, Nagpur -2001
First Prize in District Handicraft Contest, Udaipur (Raj.) – 1998
Specially Honored by Education Minister on 15th August for the Field of Painting – 1998
The artist draws his inspiration from the ever-lasting, glorious, mythic, sometimes naughty, sometimes shrewd and always vibrant, tales of Lord Krishna. The undying mythological stories provide a treasure-trove of characters, plots and situations fuelling the artist’s imagination.
Inspiration and concentration are never too far away in the studio which is filled with tools, references, raw materials as well as finished pieces. Just get in, listen, observe and get lost in the meditation that is art.
About Pichwai Painting
The beautiful art form is 400 years old and depicts the mythological stories of Lord Krishna. The word Pichwai itself comes from the Sanskrit words, ‘pitch’ which means back and ‘wais’ meaning hanging. It, therefore, means traditional paintings which are hanging behind the idol of Shrinathji on the walls of the temples located in Nathdwara district. The paintings are made on the cloth and take a considerable amount of time, ranging from a couple of weeks to months.
Painting material, colours, brushes, tea and refreshments