Samat Bela, a teacher who paints rural life on canvas, is a wonderful painter
How many wonderful paintings have been drawn by Sama Bela, a painter working as a teacher in a small village in Kalyanpur taluka in Dwarka district. The income from these paintings is used for the education of students and poor children. His paintings are well known all over the country and abroad.
Samatbhai Bella, a farmer teacher from Jam Kalyanpur in Devbhumi Dwarka district, has made a name for himself in the world of painting in a very short time.
Samat Bella making a name for himself in the art world::
Samatbhai did not inherit the art of painting and had no contact with any of the great painters in the area where he was born. Even so, his desire to learn painting led him to become an accomplished artist. Spontaneous paintings have crossed the borders of the country today.
Samatbhai draws his picture on canvas through oil. Pictures that are liked at first glance seem to be just now spoken, also called a living picture style. He is currently working on two picture series. In which one is “Rangdhara of Saurashtra” and the other is “Krishnamay”. Both of their series are very popular.
Rangdhara of Saurashtra is a series based on the rural life of Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Made the rural folk life of Gujarat a center of attraction all over the world through a painting. The pictures of old people, children, women and animals seen in his paintings are full of price.
Samatbhai travels to many inland villages of Saurashtra to create the Rangdhara series of Saurashtra. He has done a noble job of painting a picture of the people living in many diverse areas like Gir forests, Barda Dungar, dry areas of Okha. Samatbhai considers it his art duty to bring the unique folk life of Gujarat to the forefront of the world when it is struggling against the geographical conditions.
In the Krishnamaya series, Samatbhai has created pictures revealing the prices of how people live in Krishnamaya. Samatbhai’s paintings clearly show that he is a deep Krishna lover. His devotion to Krishna is evident in his paintings. And each picture is not only beautiful but also expressive.
Today Krishnamaya’s paintings have become very popular among Indians living abroad.
Even today Samatbhai lives a normal life as a teacher in the village.
But impressed by his art, people from home and abroad come to meet him. Foreigners from countries like Switzerland, Norway, America have come to visit them in a small village.
So far, a total of 30 paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
His paintings have been exhibited in most cities of India. These include Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Calcutta, Vadodara, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Rajkot, Jamnagar. As well as international cities such as Singapore and New York. Samatbhai’s collection of paintings is also available in cities like America and London.
Exhibition of paintings to help students
A two-day painting exhibition on ‘Forgotten Folk Life’ by painters including Samat Bella of Kalyanpur was held at Sorath International School, Vanthali Road, Junagadh.
Along with the picture exhibition here, people will also be able to buy the pictures they like. Any amount received for this will be used behind the students.
The famous painting style is mainly found in India as follows.
(1) Rajasthan painting style
- Meet style
- Bundi style
- Quota style
- Dhundhar style
- Marwar style
- Bikaner style
- Kishangarh style
(2) Mountain style
Bashauli style – Kathua style (Famous in Jammu and Kashmir. Mainly found in pictures of Lord Krishna.)
- Style with natural pictures
- Guler style
- Kangra style
- Kullumandi style
(2) Madhub’s style
This style is famous painting style of Bihar. Mainly found in Darbhanga extensions of Bihar.Some areas of this style are also found in Nepal.
- Special: Religious, gods and goddesses, sun, moon, tulsi, tree, plant pictures are found.
- The eyes are big, and nowhere in the picture is there empty space.
- Upper class – colorful painting, more than 3 colors
- Lower class – red and black – 2 colors
(2) Bengal style / Thakur style
- Calcutta School of Arts – E.v. Placed by Habel
- The chief painter of this art – Avanindhranath Thakur – Guru
- Nandlal Bose Disciple
- Ashit Kumar Haldar 4 disciples