Panchtatva (Five Elements)

  • Canvas, SOLD

Art by Nupur Nishith

Year : 2016

Medium: Acrylic and ink on Canvas

Size: 20 x 24 in

Panchtatva means Five elements mainly referred for nature in Sanskrit Language.
This painting is part of the series on Five elements of Nature - Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Sky. It is said that all of creation, including the human body, is made up of these five essential elements and that upon death, the human body dissolves into these five elements of nature, thereby balancing the cycle of nature.


Hand painted in the motifs of Mithila or as popularly known Madhubani paintings, an ancient folk art from India.

Mithila Artform is famous for the details in the paintings in a flat two-dimensional perspective with no shading or overlapping. Taking it to the next level Artist draws inspiration from experience and surroundings. Objects and situations have been visualized in two-dimensional perspective to create the motifs and designs which makes her art unique and distinct. Symbolic motifs and designs to be incorporated in the paintings. Mithila paintings use natural and bright colors with symbolic distinct features which she likes to experiment. She likes to work mostly freehand without using any stencils or pattern tools on my various projects.

So, every piece has a story to tell based on the research and its process of development.

The design is original to the artist so please refrain from any sort of plagiarism.