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Cultural Art

This series includes the cultural arts from various countries that are personally experienced by Ms. Kulkarni. She has included arts from Bahamas, Bermuda, United States and India. Indian arts include Kalamkari, Madhubani, Warli and some fusions. The specialty about the series lies in its creative textures, bright and vibrant colors, mixed media and innovative compositions. In some artworks , she has also shown the Indo-US ties and unity. The cultural art has her own texture and style. She wants to spread the depth and diversity of Indian cultural art globally and she wants people to know how colorful these art forms are. 

 Bahamian Art            
             
                                             
 




   
 
"Bahamian Masks"
Acrylic on Paper
10.5" x 14.5"
   
"Bahamian Women"
Acrylic on Paper
10.5" x 14.5"
   
"Bahamian Shawl"
Acrylic on Paper
10.5" x 14.5"
   
             
 Fusion Art            
 
   
       

                           

 "Dancing Ladies"
Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"
   
 "Modern Art Warli"
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
   
"Melody of Colors"

Mixed-media on Canvas
18" x 24"
   


 
 
 
       
 Kalamkari Art            
             
 Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India and in Iran. The word is derived from the Persian or Farsi words kalam (pen) and kari (craftsmanship), meaning drawing with a pen. My works make use of Srikalahasti style of Kalamkari, wherein the "kalam" or pen is used for free hand drawing of the subject and filling in the colors, is entirely hand worked. This style flowered around temples and their patronage and so had an almost religious identity - scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners and the like, depicted deities and scenes taken from the great Hindu epics - Ramayana. Mahabharata, Puranas and the mythological classics. My works are Pen on Paper.
 
   
   

   
 
"Ganesha Pen Art"
Pen on Paper
Image Size : 8.3" x 11.7" size
Framed Size: 9.3" x 12.7"
   
"Kalamkari Art"
Pen on Paper
Image Size: 10.5" x 14.5"
Framed Size: 17.5" x 21.5"

 

 
 "Madhubani Peacocks"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
   
 Warli Art            
             
 Warli art is a beautiful folk art of Maharashtra, traditionally created by the tribal women. These tribes are called "Warli" and hence the art explored by them is called "Warli Art". Tribal people express themselves in vivid styles through paintings which they execute on the walls of their house. This was the only means of transmitting folklore to a populace not acquainted with the written word. Warli paintings were mainly done by the women folk. The most important aspect of the painting is that it does not depict mythological characters or images of deities, but depict social life. Pictures of human beings and animals, along with scenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern. Warli paintings are painted white on mud walls. The paintings are beautifully executed and resembles pre-historic cave paintings in execution and usually depict scenes of human figures engaged in activities like hunting, dancing, sowing and harvesting.
             

 

 
   

   
 
"Warli Spiral"
Pen on Paper
Image Size: 10.5" x 14.5"
Framed Size: 17.5" x 21.5"

   
"Warli Square"
Pen on Paper
Image Size: 10.5" x 14.5"
Framed Size: 17.5" x 21.5"
   
"Warli Triangle"
Pen on Paper
Image Size: 10.5" x 14.5"
Framed Size: 17.5" x 21.5"
   
             

 
   
   

   
 
"Morning Activities"
Pen on Paper
Image Size: 10.5" x 14.5"
Framed Size: 17.5" x 21.5"
   
"Afternoon Activities"
Pen on Paper
Image Size: 10.5" x 14.5"
Framed Size: 17.5" x 21.5"
   
"Evening Activities"
Pen on Paper
Image Size: 10.5" x 14.5"
Framed Size: 17.5" x 21.5"
   
             
             
 African Art            
             
                                             
 






     
 
"Beautiful Ladies"
Acrylic on Paper
10.5" x 14.5"
   
"Affection"
Acrylic on Paper
10.5" x 14.5"
   
"Care"
Acrylic on Paper
10.5" x 14.5"
       
                 
 
   

   

       
                 
 "African Moods"
Mixed-media on Canvas
18" x 24"
   "African Colors"
Mixed-media on Canvas
16" x 20"
         
 
Others
           
             
                                             
 






     
 
"Ganesha Abstract"
Oil on Canvas
Image Size: 12" x 16"
Framed Size: 15" x 19"
   
"Ganesha Collage"
Collage Work
20" x 28"
   
"Warli Art"
Oil on Wood
9" x 9" framed
       
             
  
                                           
 






     
 
"Lord Ganesha in NYC"
Mixed-media on Canvas
18" x 24"

   
"Celebrating Diversity" Masks