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Madhubani painting, 'Peacock Allure' (India)

Bharti Dayal celebrates her love of nature in the ancient style of Madhubani painting. Dayal mixes vegetable dyes with acrylics to paint two flamboyant peacocks beneath the spreading branches of a great tree. Subtle touches of red and pink relieve the otherwise black and white composition. Traditionally painted by women from Mithila on the walls and floor of their homes, Madhubani paintings often depict ancient mythological themes. Bharti Dayal signs her pieces on t their homes, Madhubani paintings often depict ancient mythological themes. Bharti Dayal signs her pieces on the back side. read more