"The tradition of painting in Uttar Pradesh takes us back to pre-historic 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.