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Encyclopedia Britannica offers a detailed history of art criticism in the West from antiquity to the 21st century. James Elkins’ encyclopedia entry on art criticism for The Grove Dictionary of Art brings together theories of art criticism in the West. Art History and Its Methods: A Critical…
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My name is Rathva Haribhai Maansinghbhai, from village Malaja, Chhota Udepur Taluka. I stay in Taloda fadiya. We are family of seven or eight people, four brothers and two sisters. We are a team of around 10 lakhara who do painting. We have learnt painting from our ancestors, in a generational…
Pithora wall painting is practised extensively among the Rathva Adivasi, in the districts of Chhota Udepur and Panchmahal of Gujarat. The Pithora painting is not merely a form of art for the Rathva, it is an integral part of the ritual for their chief god Baba Pithora.