A look at how the traditional art of Mewar style painting is being carried forward by Mukesh Sharma

A look at how the traditional art of Mewar style painting is being carried forward by Mukesh Sharma

 
A look at how the traditional art of Mewar style painting is being carried forward by Mukesh Sharma

by: Dr. Darshna Mishra

In modern times where the influence of modernization and urbanization is overshadowing the traditional art, Udaipur's artist Mukesh B. Sharma is working constantly to preserve the age old painting style of Mewar - an intangible treasure of Rajasthan, through his paintings. He has inherited this traditional art from the globally celebrated artist and his father Dr. B. G. Sharma.

Mukesh Sharma has an expertise in Picchwai, Miniature, Mughal and wildlife styles of painting. Along with the traditional styles, he is also a master of the modern and oil painting. He has been working constantly for the past 50 years to preserve and promote the folk art at national and international level through his illustrations.

Rajasthan is the land of art and culture. It is popular for its exuberant traditional art and is an inseparable component of the tourist industry. Udaipur is ranked in the top 10 tourist destinations of the world. One of the key contributors to this magnetism towards Udaipur is the painting style of Mewar. Painting is the best way to depict the expression of one’s emotions, to preserve glorious memories of the past and the most beautiful way to connect to our bygone traditions.

Mukesh's love for nature is reflected in his paintings as well as his methodology. He uses natural colors in his painting obtained purely from flowers and leaves and believes in zero waste principle. His lively portraits of human and animals and the wall sized large picchwais depicting processions of Sri Krsna and Radha have attracted tourists across the globe. Various art connoisseurs like Juhi Chawla and Anant Ambani have highly praised the work of Mukesh Sharma. Here are a few glimpses of his art work:

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