PAINTER IS WRITING
SINGER IS READING
Yes it is true of our folk art culture , I am saying about Rajasthani folk art and culture. Actually today I were invited for a art workshop of a art collage of my city . there a NGO SPIC MACAY was started a folk art workshop with art students of my city . Folk art master S.N. Joshi will guide to all art students about folk art .
That folk art is PHAD Painting , it is relate to folk god’s of Rajasthan . this kind of painting is very interesting for me . because a folk painter creating painting but that is work for other like a book . so in my view folk painter of phad Painting is a writer very first for folk culture of Rajasthan . it is more interesting for me when a folk singer is read to that phad painting , there singer is work like a reader for folk culture in folk society .
I know your mind is creating a question for you how to it possible and why it is ?
In answer of your question I want to tell you, its possible or it is , because in past people were created folk god by imaginations . folk artist were gave some look to that imagination in form of folk god , like pabu ji , goga ji, teja ji , hadboo ji . some folk painters were painted that folk god image and surprising story of that folk god on a big cloth . they were calling to that Phad painting . they did save that folk god story painting in roll form , you can say it was roll book of folk gods . a painter was wrote that and today that Phad writing culture is continue working in Joshi family of Rajasthan. Joshi is a family cast of Indan Brahmin .
Actually Phad painters were painted but they were wrote a story book of folk god .
After work of Painters folk singers were singing to that phad painting .we are calling to that cast BHOPA - BHOPI ( Male – Female ) . that couple is read to painting of PHAD and they sing to that in folk style .we are saying to that PHAD WACHAN ( Phad Reading ) . Bhopa Bhopi is explaining to great story of folk god by singing style by support of Phad painting .
Folk culture people are believing it , if folk god is support and help to them when they listen to PHAD painting by Bhopa Bhopi . they feel their folk god is bless on him /her , we know trust can do possible to impossible . so it is acceptable sound for folk life or culture . it is working ,so it is live today in our modern culture time .
Today in Rampuriya collage Bikaner, campus I were noticed to phad painter S.N. Joshi ( Joshi Family ) artist was busy in folk painting . he is not much more educate in his life but he is writing to book of folk god by his folk painting style . his phad painting is very important for Bhopa Bhopi , because that couple is surviving his/her life by phad painting , without phad painting no identity of BHOPA –BHOPI in folk culture or in prayer of folk god . so phad painting is very must about identity of Bhopa - Bhopi .
Phad wachan ( reading of PHAD painting ) , it is a live activity or a live prayer to folk god , it is a very cultural science of social science for get to cool and peace of mind or health after pray to folk god . it is a tradition of folk culture . its base attached to trust so it is still with our contemporary culture and it is moving with time today .
Phad Painters Joshi family is committed for this folk god story writing by painting . so they are continue painting and teaching to next generation of their Joshi family .
In Phad painting they are using same drawing line , colors and story parts of folk gods for reading about Bhopa – Bhopi . they can’t change to format of phad painting . so I can connect to their work to AJANTA cave Art . there seven generation were worked in a same format for promotion of god Budha Image by wall paintings .
In a different view a philosopher of INDIA Dr. Haridwari prashad shastri was said text is also drawing of our inner sound , our inner sound is our real folk .
When today I saw to folk art master Sir S.N. Joshi , he said to me I am not much more educate , I can’t read to book , that time he was feeling some down , then I said to him no no you are very much educate because a complete folk culture society is listing your writing words in voice of Bhopa Bhopi , so you are Phad Writer sir not only a painter . you are very literate or educate for folk peoples.
After listen my words , He was smiling and said to me , yes it is , I am doing it for folk culture and I will do it continue ..
So here I said painter is writing, singer is reading …
Yogendra kumar puorhit
Master of Fine Art