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Eikowa is an online art gallery that specialises in curating and selling authentic Indian artwork that is created by distinguished artists in India. It was established in 2018 by a Forbes 30 under 30 Asia awardee. Eikowa’s primary objective is to facilitate art enthusiasts with exploring and buying high-quality original artwork online. Our diverse collection encompasses a wide spectrum of styles and mediums, ranging from traditional Indian art forms such Pichwai painting Gond and Patachitra painting to contemporary and modern art. Additionally, this online gallery offers distinctive features such as blockchain authentication and global shipping, streamlining the process for art lovers worldwide to easily buy Indian artwork online

Origin of Indian Artwork: A History

The roots of Indian artistic expression can be traced back to ancient settlements in the 3rd century BCE. Bhimbetka rock paintings in Madha Pradesh that date approximately 10,000 years back, are the earliest known artworks in India. These rock paintings vividly portray a diverse range of animals, humans, and scenes of hunting

There was a surge in artistic expressions, during the Indus Valley Civilisation between 3300—1700 BCE. The artisans crafted intricate sculptures, pottery, and elaborate seals adorned with geometric patterns. Additionally, this flourishing period in artistic history, encouraged representation of both human and animal figures, along with religious symbols.

Indian art broadened its scope to include temple architecture and metal sculptures, that were strongly influenced by Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, in the Vedic period (1500—500 BCE)

The Gupta period represents the pinnacle in Indian art. This period saw the emergence of iconic masterpieces such as the Ajanta cave paintings and the Ellora caves. Ajanta showcases Buddhist stories and figures, while Ellora encompasses temples and sculptures representing Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

Between 7th and 12th centuries AD, Indian art witnessed a transformative shift under the Islamic influence, resulting in the emergence of Indo-Islamic architecture and calligraphy. The Taj Mahal — an epitome of this fusion — was constructed in the 17th century.

Over the next few centuries Indian art continued to adapt and evolve, assimilating influences from Western art and culture. Today, Indian artistic expression stands as a dynamic and versatile tradition, encompassing a wide range of styles and mediums

Examples of Indian artwork across different epochs include the 10th or 11th-century Chola bronze showcasing Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of Dance) in Tamil Nadu, a 17th-century Mughal miniature painting capturing a princely couple, a 20th-century Warli painting describing the village life in Maharashtra, and a 1930s modern Indian painting by the acclaimed artist Amrita Sher-Gil. This enduring artistic legacy reflects the profound cultural tapestry of India, serving as a testament to its artistic prowess throughout our history

Types of Indian Artwork

Indian art is incredibly diverse, with a wide range of styles and mediums. Here are some of the most popular types of traditional Indian artwork

Madhubani Painting: Madhubani painting is an indigenous folk art that originated in the Mithila region of Bihar. It is characterised by its vibrant hues, simple designs, and very detailed patterns. While these paintings often illustrate religious narratives, they also capture scenes from everyday life and nature

Warli Painting: Warli painting is a folk art that is native to Maharashtra. It is distinguished by its simple geometric patterns and earthy colours. These paintings frequently capture village life, tribal culture, and scenes from nature

Patachitra: Patachitra is a traditional Indian art form that originated in Eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal.It is known for employing canvas scrolls to describe religious scenes and figures. Patachitra paintings are often used to narrate stories from Hindu mythology and ancient Indian history. Explore Patachitra artwork online at Eikowa

Miniature Painting : Miniature painting, is a well known art form across India. It is characterised by its small size and meticulous details. Artists often used this art form to showcase the scenes from royal courts, religious celebrations, and daily life. Buy miniature paintings at our online art gallery

Gond Painting : This is a fork art that originated in Madhya Pradesh. It is known for its utilization of natural pigments and its representation of tribal customs and nature. These paintings are frequently employed to narrate tales from Gond mythology. Gond paintings are available at our online art store

Thanjavur Painting: Thanjavur painting is a traditional Indian art form that hails from the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It is renowned for its use of gold leaf to portray Hindu deities and scenes from religious stories. Unlike other folk and traditional paintings, Thanjavur paintings are framed and used as home décor pieces

Metal Sculpture : Often made with various metals such as bronze, copper and brass, metal sculpture is a well known art form in India. These metal creations often feature representations of religious figures, animals, and commonplace objects. Buy this artwork online exclusively at Eikowa

Textile Arts: India boasts a vibrant tradition of textile arts. Skilled Indian textile artisans employ a diverse range of materials, including cotton, silk, and wool, to craft exquisite and detailed fabrics. These Indian textiles are frequently utilized in the creation of clothing, home furnishings, and religious articles. Buy original artwork on variety of textiles, such as Patachitra, Phad, Pichwai etc. at our online art gallery

Contemporary Art forms

The realm of Indian art is exceptionally diverse, encompassing a broad spectrum of styles and artistic mediums. Here are some of the most prominent contemporary art forms to shop online

Abstract Art : Abstract art is a style of visual art that diverges from the literal representation of visual reality. It rather relies on shapes, colours, forms, and gestural markings to convey its message. Abstract art places a stronger emphasis on the emotive and expressive qualities of the artwork rather than attempting to depict recognisable objects or scenes. It can be entirely non-representational, meaning it doesn't aim to represent anything specific, or it may lean towards semi-abstraction, where elements from the real world are incorporated in a stylized or distorted manner. Abstract art can evoke a wide range of emotions and interpretations, allowing viewers to engage with the artwork on a more subjective and personal level. Buy abstract artwork online only at Eikowa

Figurative: Figurative painting is a form of visual art that portrays recognizable objects or the human figure in a realistic and identifiable manner. It focuses on depicting the form, proportions, and details of people, animals, objects, or scenes from the natural world. In figurative painting, the subjects are usually easily identifiable, and the representation often adheres to the visual reality as perceived by the artist. In figurative painting, the subjects are usually easily identifiable, and the representation often reflects to the visual reality as perceived by the artist. Figurative painting boasts a rich history and remains a foundational and enduring genre in the art world. Eikowa online art gallery showcases a large range of figurative paintings by different artists, across mediums and styles.

Conceptual: Conceptual artwork , often referred to as conceptual art, is an art form in which the central focus lies on the idea or concept behind the work, rather than on the physical form or visual aesthetics. It focuses on the concept or idea, which is considered to be the most important aspect, and it may be conveyed through various mediums such as photography, text, installations, performances, or even everyday objects. The actual execution of the artwork may be quite minimal or even entirely absent, with a strong emphasis on the intellectual and philosophical dimensions of the piece.

Religious : Religious art refers to works of visual art that are created with the primary intention of expressing or embodying spiritual, religious, or sacred themes, beliefs, and narratives. Religious art often serves as a means of visualizing and communicating the beliefs, rituals, and stories of a particular religious tradition or faith. Throughout history, various world religions, such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and others, have produced their own distinctive forms of religious art. These original artworks often adorn the wall of religious places as well as in museums and private collections. They may depict religious figures, scenes from sacred texts, symbols, rituals, and architectural designs associated with religious worship. Religious art serves as a powerful medium for expressing and reinforcing the cultural and spiritual identity of religious communities around the world. Eikowa offers different types and forms of religious artwork online , including acrylic paintings, metal sculptures and in traditional art forms such as Patachitra and Pichwai

Cityscape : A cityscape is an art form that focuses on depicting urban landscapes, particularly the physical aspects and features of a city. Artists mainly focus on historic buildings, skylines, iconic monuments from that city, vintage vehicles, bridges, etc. when painting a cityscape. The term can also refer to a panoramic view or representation of a city, often capturing its skyline or a wide expanse of urban scenery. Cityscapes provide a visual record of the architecture, layout, and atmosphere of a city at a particular point in time, and they can serve as a form of artistic expression or documentary record of urban life.

Landscape: A landscape painting or drawing typically portrays a scene from nature, focusing on the natural environment and its features. Landscape art can range from realistic depictions to more abstract or stylized interpretations. It often serves to capture the beauty, atmosphere, and mood of a particular place and time

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1. What is the famous artwork in India?

Pichwai, Miniature, Patachitra, Kalighat, Gond and Phad are some of the well-known traditional artworks in India. Contemporary Indian artists paint stylised figurative, abstract, cityscapes, conceptual paintings, that are available in our art shop online .

2. Who are the most famous Indian artists?

MF Husain, A Ramachandra, Anjolie Ela Menon, KG Subramanyan, Manu Parekh, SH Raza, Thota Vaikuntam are some of the famous Indian artists.

3. What are the most prominent styles in Indian art form?

Madhubani painting, Warli painting, Phad painting , Gond painting, Kalighat painting, Patachitra painting, minitature painting are some of the most prominent styles of Indian art form

4. What are the various mediums used by Indian artists?

Indian artists use a variety of mediums such as acrylic colours, watercolours, oil colours, mixed media, charcoal, paper, etc. Bronze and fiberglass are some of the most commonly used mediums for sculpture making. At Eikowa, you can buy art online created in all of these and many other mediums