1. Paleoart
  2. Gotipua 


In the early nineteenth century, artists mingled science with fantasy to recreate dinosaurs for widespread imagination.

The painters show dinosaurs in apocalyptic forests with an erupting volcano within the background.

Key Points

  • This art form began within the 1800s, with the invention of the primary fossils from the Mesozoic era.
  • Paleoart is any original creative work that makes an attempt to depict prehistoric life in step with scientific proof.
  • It is a fancy variety.  
  • The term “paleoart” could be a portmanteau of paleo, the traditional Greek word for “old,” and “art”.
  • It was introduced within the late Eighties by Mark Hallett for art that depicts subjects associated with paleontology.
  • In this painting, the artists primarily represent fossil remains or unreal depictions of the living creatures and their ecosystems.
  • It depicts prehistoric animals in widespread culture.

Focus Areas: Accuracy and variety in vogue and depiction.



Gotipua may be a ancient dance kind within the state of Odisha.

Gotipua Dance

  • In the Odia language, Gotipua suggests that "single boy".
  • It is the rejuvinaton of Odissi classical dance.
  • Traditionally, it's been performed by young boys in teams, who dress as girls to praise Lord Jagannath and Krishna.  
  • This dance kind includes active figures galvanized by the lifetime of Radha and Krishna.
  • Music Instruments: Mardala, Gini (small cymbals), harmonium, violin, and bansuri.

Main Components:




Bandha Nrutya

Unlike the Maharis, the devadasis of Odisha, whose role was confined to the temples, Gotipuas had the advantage of acting at each sacred and secular areas, each for gods and for folks.


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