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Cultural Art Exchange

 This series has 20 paintings that 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. Also, she wants Indian people to know the art forms from various other countries which she has herself seen and experienced staying with local people at different countries. It took Ms. Kulkarni almost a year to complete these works while the journey began few years back through travel.

 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"

       
 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 Geometric Shapes Series            

Warli Geometric shapes series has three artworks which are uniquely done on paper using pen. The series makes use of golden and  silver colors on brown background. Brown represents the wall color that the tribal women used for their homes.  Center of the series are the geometric shapes which is the most striking feature in my works. To preserve the traditional feel of the images, I have used brown matte-finished frames.

 

 
   

   
 
"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"
   
             
 Warli Daily Lifestyle Series            
             
 This is a series of three paintings which are Acrylic on Paper primarily. This series reflects the daily lifestyle of Warli tribe. So, my art is making use of three different colored hand-crafted papers. Works reflect the morning lifestyle where women have their household duties to be performed. Second work is reflecting the farming work done by the tribe. The third work focuses on the importance of relaxation after entire day's work.

The uniqueness of my works is that it is making use of Warli as a base style with Kalamkari or pen art on top of it for beautification.

 
   
   

   
 
"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