New Delhi, May 28: Art and artistic works have existed for almost as long as humankind: from early pre-historic art to contemporary.
Art plays an important role in the development of any nation and represents a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices.
Culture and creativity manifest in almost all economic, social and other activities. A country as diverse as India is symbolized by plurality of culture and art forms.
Today, India has one of the most diverse forms of art and each state has its own unique style of art.
Over a period of time, the Indian art scene has been dominated by few artists, who are aggressively promoted across India and abroad. There is a plethora of talent in India, unfortunately, many artists are not able reach out and the art world remains monopolized by a few, making it highly expensive and unaffordable.
Welcome to www.huesnstrokes.com
Huesnstrokes.com has been set as a platform to showcase India's vibrant untapped talent. This portal has been set up by Ms. Anita Wadhwani with artist Akshay Verma as consultant.
The portal features artists across India including from Tier II and Tier III cities and has participation from smaller towns such as Katni (Madhya Pradesh), Ludhiana (Punjab), Guwahati (Assam), Beed (Maharashtra) and Nashik(Maharashtra) to name a few.
Speaking about the portal, Ms Anita Wadhwani, Founder, Huesnstrokes.com states, "The portal's endeavor is to bring forth young new talent,especially from smaller cities and economically weaker sections. The mission of Huenstrokes.com is to respect and applaud the creativity of artists across India and encourage budding talent."
Anita states , "The portal encourages artists who are differently abled such as Anand S. from Chennai, who despite his congenital disability originating from a spinal malformation follows his passion for art.Undeterred by physical discomforts and mental agony due to his long standing physical ailments, he continues to paint. Though he cannot use the brush but is adept with the palette knife, with which he brings to life landscapes, which are semi abstract or semi realistic in both oil and acrylics."
Additionally, this art portal also provides customization of art,wherein the customer can choose an artist from the portal and a painting can be specially tailor made as per the requirement of the customer in terms of size, colour, aesthetics and even budget. This one of a kind masterpiece will be specially designed keeping the taste and preference of the customer.
The portal features different genre of art and includes abstract, calligraphy, madhubani, murals, nature, portraits, figurative, religious, landscape, charcoal drawings, contemporary, children as well as sculptures and photographs.
The portal currently features 200 artists with 2000 paintings and plans are to increase this to 500 artists and 10, 000 paintings by July 2015.
Every painting/sculpture is an original work of art and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The paintings in the portal are reasonably priced and commence from Rs 2,000 onwards.
The portal offers Cash on Delivery services and the painting are delivered within 12 days of receiving the order by Fed Exp. The shipping of the paintings is Free of Cost.