Rangoli is a unique, folk art from India. Otherwise known as Kolam or Muggu, it is an intricate and colourful design that the Hindus create on the floors of their living rooms, courtyards, or near the door to welcome their guests. Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns, especially during the Diwali or Festival of Lights, which is the Hindu New Year celebrated either on October or on November. According to their beliefs, the patterns will entice the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, to enter their homes.
Rangoli patterns can be square, circular, or rectangular, but they can combine all three in their designs.
The artwork is typically symmetrical and the patterns usually involve animals such as a peacock or a swan.
Some Hindus draw fruits or flowers, whichever they prefer. Originally, the designs are small—about 2-ft-square although, at present, they can opt to cover the entire floor with it.
Traditionally, Hindus draw the patterns with their fingers using flour, rice grains, flower petals, colored rice, sand, and colored chalk. Looking at the complex and colourful designs, I can only image how long the process takes.
Apparently, it DOES take hours to create these artworks.
In this video, however, a man shows us how to draw a beautiful Rangoli pattern in no time. This is perfect for people who are in a rush to make it to the celebration.
Watch this video and tell us what you think:
Street Painter Creates A Stunning Masterpiece Using His Fingers – In Just 9 Minutes!
This is pure talent!
If you are a frustrated artist, watching this guy will probably lead to more frustrations. Besides, so many of us would complain about failing to pursue artistic dreams for various reasons but this street painter simply wouldn’t give in to excuses. He just goes out and does his thing – even without a paintbrush.
Yes, you read that right. This poor artist doesn’t have any brushes to work with but what’s more surprising that that is the fact that he manages to create his stunning masterpieces with just his bare hands and a small piece of cloth. You will absolutely be impressed with his mad skills!
At first, the unnamed artist looked like he's just messing around with paint and paper.
One-of-a-Kind Sea Organ in Croatia Creates Haunting Music With Ocean Waves
Imagine listening to the gentle sound of waves lapping on the shore coupled with organ music – yup, that’s the Sea Organ.
Have you ever listened to the crashing of waves on the shore and felt it lull you to sleep? You're not alone.
Now, imagine that relaxing melody being coupled with organ music, and what do you get? No, it's not something you can only enjoy in your dreams - there is actually an organ that turns the rhythm of waves into music.
Located in Croatia, the Sea Organ, or Morske Orgujle, was constructed by renowned architect Nikola Basic in 2005. Stretching over 230 feet long, narrow crevices are carved in the stone steps on the coast, leading to organ pipes. When the waves gently lap onto the steps, it pushes the air through the pipes, producing clear, albeit a tad bit haunting, music....
Landscapes Painted On Tree Logs Depict The Beauty Of Nature And Proof Of Its Destruction.
An amazing work of art about the beauty and importance of nature.
Nature is one of God's finest creations, his precious gift to humankind and his expression of beauty. The vast oceans, highest mountains, blue skies, tall and green trees--they are all part of mother nature. Sadly, we are also responsible for its own destruction and if we don't take good care of it, this beauty will soon fade and perish.
Alison Moritsugu, a New York-based artist paints picturesque and natural landscapes on logs and tree stumps. Aside from promoting art, history and the breathtaking beauty of nature, her advocacy is to raise awareness about what is currently happening to our environment and what we should be doing to save it.
"Today, photoshopped images of verdant forests and unspoiled beaches invite us to vacation and sightsee, providing a false sense of assurance that the wilderness will always exist."...
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