"The tradition of painting in Uttar Pradesh takes us back to prehistoric times. The cave paintings of Sonbhadra depict scenes of hunting, war, festivals, dances, romantic life and animals."
Ancient Art evidence
Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
The prehistoric paintings are produced in preliterate, prehistorical cultures beginning somewhere in very late geological history, and generally continuing until that culture either develops writing or other methods of record-keeping, or makes significant contact with another culture that has, and that makes some record of major historical events. Paintings and drawings were the oldest art forms practiced by human beings to express themselves using the cave wall as their canvas. The prehistoric paintings are in the form of murals. Theses murals were made by the prehistoric man using their tools on the inner walls of the cave. The importance of Indian mural painting was firstly highlighted by the Archibald Carlleyle and John Cockburn. They gave an introduction to the Kaimur (Mirzapur) hill paintings in 1880 AD. The Vindhya and the Kaimur ranges have at least 250 rock art sites spread across them. The cave paintings range from the Mesolithic to the chalcolithic ages. Among important cave painting sites found in the region are - the Panchmukhi caves (8 km from Robertsganj), Kauva Khoh rock shelters (near Churk) Lakhania caves (22 km, from Robertsganj) Lakhma caves (near Mau Kalan village).
The idea for Creating this unique online group came from Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India where a piece of ancient evidence found of Drawing and Paintings from pre-historic time, But no one biggest artist and art form shine till today from this place. Bindaas Artist Group (BAG) was established in 2009 in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India as a pioneering initiative aiming to create a platform for dialogue, networking, and knowledge sharing among contemporary art exhibitions around the world. Bindaas Artist Group for Indian Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of India for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and showcase of work, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in India. To further cross-cultural dialogue on Indian art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative online Art exhibitions, Art competition, and promotion programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and to unite them.
To shape and enrich the quality of life for the residents and visitors of all over the world and to become a leader in the areas of art appreciation and artist promotion for the local community. Bindaas Artist Group will present curated exhibitions of art and culture across historical and contemporary topics, with a special emphasis on subjects of both regional concern and international.
develops and maintains a highly-visible online interface functioning as the REFERENCE point for exhibition worldwide;
supports or produces relevant ARTISTIC and CREATIVE projects;
Organizes or contributes to cultural experiences for diverse professional and non-professional audiences.
BAG provides ADVICE for individuals, associations, and institutions intending to enrich their local infrastructure for contemporary art by setting up a new international exhibition or perennial art event.
BAG Founder's Letter
”The art world has changed so much. It’s so international these days, and it just seems so endless and huge. I don’t know how one can handle all of this information. There’s so much to see and so much to think about. Sometimes it just seems so overwhelming, but at the same time, it’s incredibly interesting. I think I’m always optimistic about art, because what would happen to us without it?”
Another noteworthy change is the development of virtual web galleries & art fairs as rents skyrocket and our world becomes more and more virtual. Though many galleries have closed their spaces, BAG is ready to go totally virtual. Many art lovers still crave to see and experience art in reality, not just look at an image of it and we plan to continue offering you those choices.
The only question I might add is “What is Art?” And googling that question, I found a few quotes that I want to share with the hopes that they will keep you optimistic about the future of art in our world!
Well, it seems that we are still asking “what is art?” and the answer is becoming harder & harder to identify. Today “what is art” has expanded to include everything but the kitchen sink and sometimes even that as well!
Rakesh Kumar Chaudhary is an Artist and Educator, creative and innovative thinker with strong styling, Visualization and design skill. He is living in Gurugram, Haryana, India. He was born in Mirzapur, Uttar-Pradesh but have lived most of his life in Allahabad. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Political Advertising in India: Its Appeals and Impact on Peoples Voting from the Chitkara Design School, Chitkara University, Punjab, India. He earned his BFA (Bachelor in Fine Arts) from University of Allahabad and MFA (Master in Fine Arts) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, achieving a first-class honor’s degree in Applied Art. Also qualified UGC NET in 2013.
As a professional artist, He is continuing to create pieces of artwork that are able to be express inner thoughts of human beings and soul of the Indian society. His artwork takes a critical view of social, political, Environmental and cultural issues. For his active participation and contribution in the field of art and design he honored many International and National awards and appreciation from different prestigious organizations. His career also focused on research and innovative topics like Bio art, Microbial art, Hybridization of Art and Technology, Typography, Color theory and advertising campaign. He is an author of a book titled “Art era”. As a designer he also did many appreciable works as creating graphic designer in print media and recently he adds two new marks as member of editorial board of Shodh Paridhi- An International Peer Reviewed Refereed Journal and Abhinavdhara - International Journal of Innovation in Indic Studies
WHAT WE DO?
1. ART EXHIBITION
We believe in importance of sharing cultural experiences. For this reason, BINDAAS ARTIST GROUP is presenting the very special works from all over world painting collection with this exhibition. We hope this exhibition would help different cultures to get closer and bring us universal dimensions for our artistic and cultural treasures.
2. WORLDWIDE ARTIS GATHERING
BAG Invites all the creative minds from around the world. These gathering have brought us in nearly a thousand of art works created by more than 150 artists Fron different countries.
3. SOLVE SOCIO ISSUES
One of the main goal of BINDAAS ARTIST GROUP is to reveal the socio cultural similarities. Among the people speaking different language, to explore, to protect, to develop and maintain the common civil heritage. The multi dimensional activities of Bindaas Artist Group are not only limited to cultural relation. And cooperation between the member states
4. ADVERTISING OF ARTIST
Group members are art lovers, artists, collectors and all those who feel they belong there. For the design activities of members, has a competitive character. Anyone who wants to come from, he is free to do, and likewise, can join all those who have the desire to be a member of this group.
5. ONLINE ART COMPETITIONS
Here we are organized Online Art competition, with certain rules that must be respected. we can show your creativity, ability and love for art with ONE of your work every month. All artists can participate in the contest. That contest would not be privileged for the most Like works. Many artists posted last day, or they have under-represented categories as in similar contest and groups, such as sculpture, photography, abstract, so they not get your deserved "Like".
6. ART COLLECTIONS
we especially appreciate all of you on devote some of your time for other members and pay attention to their work and support them with comments and likes. Any advice or recommendations you can leave here in a comment.