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Madhubani painting, 'Peacock Symphony II' (India)

Peacocks find shelter in the branches of a venerable shade tree where they spend the night in safety. Indian artist Nitin Kumar Jha works in the Madhubani style, painting the enchanting images on handmade paper in black and yellow. "They live in harmony in the lap of nature," he says. Originating in northern Bihar, Madhubani painting was once used to decorate the floors and walls of homes. Life in harmony with nature is a popular theme for this art style. As each pae the floors and walls of homes. Life in harmony with nature is a popular theme for this art style. As each painting is an individual creation, each is unique. Colors and motifs may vary slightly from that pictured. read more