IIT Bhilai in a bid to explore the country’s rich traditional art organised an exhibition at the institute under guidance of Dr. Anindita Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of Liberal Arts.
Over 160 Mithila-Madhubani paintings were exhibited, prepared by students on variety of themes, such as folklore, mythology and anecdotes on life. It was outcome of Madhubani classes conducted by Shalini Kumari, world renowned Madhubani painter.
The exhibition was coupled with Sculpture Exhibition. Various clay exhibits were created by IIT Bhilai students, which was conducted under the expert guidance of visiting faculty. Prof. S.P. Choudhury and Chagendra Usendi were invited from Khairagarh University to facilitate sculpture designing.
More than 180 students participated in these classes. The works on display depicted gods and goddesses, illustrate aspects of religious rituals, animals, cartoon characters, ultimately showing how ancient cultures used visually and sonically evocative objects to create powerful connections with the Indian Culture.