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School walls painted with mud

School walls painted with mud

School walls painted with mud. The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

It has become a tradition for The Niranjana Public Welfare School in India to provide the school building at the full disposal of artists with their unlimited talent, skill and boundless imagination. The walls and ceilings of the school transformed into the canvas on which appear scenic paintings, landscapes, fantastic creatures. The most amazing thing is that these wonderful murals are painted with ordinary mud, which in this poor area is in unlimited quantities. Niranjana Wall Art festival gathers artists from India and Japan, who spend three weeks there, not only creating their masterpieces on the walls, but also interacting with the students of the school, conducting workshops, thus sharing with the students the spirit of creativity and art.

School walls painted with mud

School walls painted with mud. The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

The Niranjana Public Welfare School started organizing Wall Art Festival eight years ago, when the school administration suggested to use the white walls of the school as a canvas. Inspired by traditional Indian wall paintings Japanese artists Yusuke Asai, turned the classroom walls and ceiling into a gorgeous painting, made using mud. To get the color shades Yusuke Asai collected different soils in the village and mixed them with water. The most unpleasant thing is that these mud paintings should be removed from the walls after the festival is over. The students help him wash away the paintings, and Asai explains the children the philosophy of life, which is a cycle. All that comes from earth returns to Earth.

School walls painted with mud

School walls painted with mud. The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

School walls painted with mud

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

Wall art Festival at The Niranjana Public Welfare School, Bakrour (Sujata village) Bodhgaya, India

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