Visual Explorations

Forms of Mishtis: The Final Artwork

After meeting Tarun with the previous artworks having reference with Bengali films and literature, he still told me to work on artworks wherein the interesting and varied FORMS of the mishtis come out and grab the attention of the users. So I used a rotting pen and black ink on normal cartridge paper. The following […]

Durga Puja Times

In the context of Bijoya Dashami, I tried to recreate a scene during the hustle bustle on Dashami day, the last day of Durga Puja keeping Mishtis in context. Soon I will upload the colored version of this.

Bijoya Dashami and Mishti

Vijayadashami (Bengali: বিজয়াদশমী) also known as Dasara, is one of the most important festivals celebrated in various forms, across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Dasara/ Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning “remover of bad fate” meaning remover of ten heads of Ravana’s. It is also referred to as Navratri and Durgotsav. It is also written as Dashahara, Dussehra Bengali: দশেরা. Dasara is celebrated on the tenth day of the […]

Pather Panchali and Mishti

Pather Panchali: The Song of the Little Road – A film by Satyajit Ray I thought of exploring a famous scene of Pather Panchali, wherein the moira (mithaiwala) visits the distant village of Nischindipur. The village is the abode of the protagonists of the film Apu and Durga both brother and sister who belong to […]

Khirer Putul Sketches

Khirer Putul, a story by Abanindranath Tagore is based on the mishti cheer wherein cheer doll is a key protagonist of the novel. I explored the sketches that were already existing in the novel and tried to see if any screen printing experimentations can be performed on it. Experimenting with 2 colors for screen print:

Linking Gupi Bagha with Mishtis

In this phase I tried to focus on different illustration styles. I explored content where we find references of famous bengali sweets in bengali literature or iconic films. REFERENCE 1: ROSHOGOLLA AND GUPI GYNE BAGHA BYNE – A film by Satyajit Ray Gupi Gyne Bagha Byne: Part 1: In this movie the climax is a […]

Exploring Patterns

My initial idea was to create patterns with the forms of the mishtis. So I started thinking of fractal art and circular patterns and the following are some of my explorations. I imagined one-colour screen on light cream thick paper for these.