Culture

Aligned with UN Sustainable Goal 8; Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

 

Aligned with UN Sustainable Goal 17; Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

“Art” is an expression of creativity or imagination and comes from the Latin word “ars”, meaning "arrangement". It is commonly understood as the act of creating works, using the human creative impulse and having a meaning beyond simple description. Art encompasses visual arts, literary arts and the performing arts – music, theatre, dance, spoken word and film, among others. Culture is the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.

Art and culture play an important role in the development of a nation and in a country like ours they have woven themselves in almost all economic, social and other activities. The Indian culture has one of the world’s largest collections of various art forms like songs, music, dance, theatre, folk traditions, performing arts, paintings and writings that are known human kind. This diverse and varied culture of India binds the country together in a form of common identification.

Art is an important way to document our collective present so that the future generations may have greater understanding of our ways of thinking and values. We at Prabhaav, curate events for promoting and preserving our age-old Indian culture.

 

​We use the visual medium in the murals done in Hisar, Haryana. Murals are painting executed directly on a wall or ceiling using the physical architecture of the surface as a part of the artwork. Created using colourful enamel paints the murals have become community centerpieces that bring people together to celebrate the rich heritage and history of the district. While, the ‘Rakhigarhi’ excavation site are depicted on some walls, the other walls depict the local handicraft, such as ‘duree’ making etc.

Working for sustainability, we have supported the Indian artists at grassroot level. From ‘Pattachitra’ artists, (an art form which dates back to 5 BC.) to “Garba Dandiya,” ‘Swaang’ “Ghoomar’ artists.

Art can have amazing power to foster collaboration between different societies. For example, cooperation between artists from conflicting peoples or touring art shows that bring real-world issues to distant populations are essential to raising levels of understanding between cultures. Art is powerful in its simplicity; it can convey ideas across classes and cultures due to its lack of reliance on language or written language. This makes it one of the most powerful tools of communication.

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