Besides pieces that are fun, bold and bright…I’m also drawn to travel-themed art and/or anything that comes with a really good story. I bought these two together because, while they don’t necessarily fit my aesthetic, I love what they represent.
These were hand made in India using fingers, twigs, nib-pens and paint brushes. They are identified with the Madhubani District, and are (therefore) referred to as Madhubani paintings.
Because they are devotional in theme, they depict scenes from the ancient epics and legends…and are rich with Vedic and Tantrik symbolism. They are simplistic manifestations of the philosophical heights achieved by Indian civilization.
The point is, you can be inspired by anything you see at any time. I got these both for less than $8 and I think they are worth WAY MORE than that…