Maniram Dogra, born in 1964, is originally from Himachal Pradesh. Knee towards arts, Maniram started learning painting under Shri Rajendra Singh and Shri Shyam Singh in Jaipur at the age of 15 years. During his art learning and practice, his fascination towards Thikri Art at Amer fort Jaipur inspired him adapt this traditional art practice of Rajasthan. At present he is working as full time thikri and mural artist in Jaipur.

The history of mirror mosaic work popularly known as ‘inlay’ in India goes as back asthe Sheesh Mahal (palace of mirrors) constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631. Adorned with pietra dura (stone inlay) and complex mirror-work of the finest quality creating gleaming effect in the royal halls and courtyards, the Mahals of Rajasthan are a reflection of the sumptuous lifestyle of the Rajput royalty in medieval times.

To replicate the regalia and opulence of the palace, many a rich Marvadi merchants of Shekhawati got numerous skilled craftsmen to embellish their Havelis and mansions with the most exquisite colorful mirrors from Belgium. These architectural beauties painted in rich colors belong to the 18th, 19th and early 20th century.

However, besides beautification some of the logical usages of this art both on theexterior and the interior walls respectively may be visibility and vigilance.

The practice of decorating the walls of the human dwellings with paintings, sculptures, relief works, mirror works is age old, though the expression may be different. Coming to the present day context the mud finished walls of the village households of Rajasthan and Gujarat, the walls of temples and Hotels are decorated with minute colorful mirror chips creating forms like birds, flowers, leaves, vessels and so on….

Type: Online Learning
Level: Foundation
Duration: 10 weeks
Eligibility: Anyone can enrol
Course Intake: Admission Open
Tuition Fee: INR4000/ USD65 per year

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Benefits with IFAA

Graduates of the International Fine Art Academy will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Produce work appropriate for seeking skilled opportunities in their chosen field of art and style.
  • Solve inventive issues inside their field of art and style, as well as analysis and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and abstract data.
  • Communicate concepts professionally and connect through visual, oral, and written presentation skills.
  • A supported environment for the understanding of art and style principles.
  • Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, historical and modern, on art.
  • Learn the skilled skills and behaviors necessary to vie within the international marketplace for art and style.

Teaching Method

Teaching is done through pre-recorded demo, online notes, assignment and discussion forum. Each subject consists of Topics. Each Topic is opens as you complete the earlier topic respectively. To complete a topic you need to login, watch the demo, read the notes and submit the assignment. To submit an assignment, simply take a picture or scan the homework assignment and upload it in the assignment forum for feedback. Instructors may provide your with a review with 24-48 hours.