Wall Paintings

Wall painting of 3 women

Wall paintings of traditional parts of India come as common sights. Although common to be found, the paintings are exquisite, and depict the essence of the lifestyle of that location. Most wall paintings are of deities and of wedding processions. If you find something else, that is uncommon!

Wall painting of Ganpati

India is scattered and mismanaged, but out of this world when it comes to art, and to be precise in this post, to wall paintings. Seeing these in person are truly awe-inspiring.

Dome painting

Some wall paintings can take the viewers' breath away, with the vivid colors, basic-yet-neat details, and their symbolic method of art, like the first one in this photo. Here is a collection of some of the paintings that I photographed in my last year's trip to Rajasthan. Most of the wall paintings are from Udaipur.

Embossed painting of a flower

Embossed wall painting of peacock

Wall painting of a dasi [maidservant]

Wall painting of a galloping horse

Wall painting of a mahout [महावत]

Wall painting of a tiger and a guard

Wall painting of an elephant [close-up]

Wall painting of an elephant

Wall painting of doli

Wall painting of elephant

Wall painting of Goddess Lakshmi

Wall painting of Lord Ganesha

Wall painting of Radha-Krishna

Wall painting of Shiv and Parvati

Wall painting of Shiv-Parvati

Wall painting of Shreenathji [close-up]

Wall painting of Shreenathji

Eye

Eye

Eye

Ant

Ant

Ant

Had photographed this ant without a macro lens about 4 years back on Vetal Hill in Pune city; it was monsoon. It was not a tiny ant however. It was about a centimeter long black ant.

Salon on an Indian street

Salon on an Indian street

Most of you might not be aware that dirty and dusty Indian streets can offer such unimaginable photographic opportunities. One such wonder is salons on street. It is common for people to have a haircut or a shave at such temporary setup. And they are super-cheap! Developed countries' citizens' one time expense at their salon will cover dozens of visits at a salon on an Indian street!

It was only about 2 seconds between which the following sequence of events happened resulting in such amazing photograph:
• I was pillion on a motorcycle driving in an industrial area of Ahmedabad
• I saw people on footpath
• Noticed a shade
• Tried to figure out what underneath was
• Saw a salon under!
• Controlled my exclaim
• Concentrated on taking a nice photograph from the moving vehicle
• Released the shutter
• Tada!

Wo! Gave the photo a nice painting-like effect after undarkening the salon activity under the shade, and here you are enjoying something really unique and different — a salon on street!

Mustache

Mustache

Rustic

Rustic necklace with colorful glasses

Photographer’s reflection in the mirror of a rustic pendant

Rustic necklace pendant and bracelet

Rustic necklace

Rustic

Kala Ghoda

Kala Ghoda - Collage of crows

Kala Ghoda - 3D art painting of Vidya Balan

Kala Ghoda - A note by a kid

Kala Ghoda - A note for uncle at an old age home by a child

Kala Ghoda - A note on birthday presents by a kid

Kala Ghoda - A note on two old friends by a kid

Kala Ghoda - Ambassador car art piece decorated with mirrors

Kala Ghoda - Bonnet of Volkswagen Beetle made from scrap

Kala Ghoda - Chains and pendants

Kala Ghoda - Charcoal artist

Kala Ghoda - Close-up of handmade cupboard or box made from cow dung or clay

Kala Ghoda - Colorful bangles

Kala Ghoda - Colorful bead bangles

Kala Ghoda - Colorful bead belts

Kala Ghoda - Colorful umbrellas

Kala Ghoda - Description of Green Beacon [Laltain] art

Kala Ghoda - Finger puppets created for animated play

Kala Ghoda - Fish made from scrap footwear

Kala Ghoda - Front view of Volkswagen Beetle made from scrap

Kala Ghoda - Gautam Buddha’s sculpture depicting nirvana attained by him - Let There Be Light

Kala Ghoda - Gautam Buddha’s sculpture

Kala Ghoda - Glass pyramid

Kala Ghoda - Hand painted masks

Kala Ghoda - Handicraft

Kala Ghoda - Handmade cupboard or box made from cow dung or clay

Kala Ghoda - Huge Green Beacon [Laltain] made of scrap plastic bottles

Kala Ghoda - Information on Volkswagen Beetle made of disposed scrap

Kala Ghoda - Jute handbag with birds silhouette design

Kala Ghoda - Kathputli - responsive puppet

Kala Ghoda - Knight made of wooden scrap with hand-written messages by public

Kala Ghoda - Lord Ganesha’s idol made from cow dung

Kala Ghoda - Love message in Hindi

Kala Ghoda - Noise pollution sculpture

Kala Ghoda - Paper craft of an Indian man

Kala Ghoda - Paper craft of Bal Ganesh

Kala Ghoda - Peace sculpture

Kala Ghoda - Rampart Row

Kala Ghoda - Rear view of Ambassador car art piece decorated with mirrors

Kala Ghoda - Rearing black horse made of scrap metal, cycle tyres, twine, plastic rings and paper

Kala Ghoda - Sculpture on the youth of India

Kala Ghoda - Several notes by children

Kala Ghoda - Shadow puppetry - an ancient art form

Kala Ghoda - Side mirror of Volkswagen Beetle made from pens and other scrap

Kala Ghoda - Spoon graffiti

Kala Ghoda - Submerged Eiffel Tower

Kala Ghoda - Submerged Gateway of India

Kala Ghoda - T-shirt on corruption - Bhrashtachar

Kala Ghoda - The face of the rearing black horse made of scrap metal, cycle tyres, twine, plastic rings and paper

Kala Ghoda - Various paintings

Kala Ghoda - Volkswagen Beetle made from scrap

Kala Ghoda - Wooden teapot and cups

Here is a location map of Kala Ghoda in Google Maps… the triangular space in the center of the map is where Kala Ghoda Art Festival starts.

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