Industrial Design Visual Communication Animation Design Interaction Design Mobility and Vehicle Design
Pratigya Beniwal
M.Des Animation
BFA Applied Art

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Ajanta Project
Guided By Prof. Shilpa Ranade

Four Jataka tales were combined in one story to explain the Buddhist theory of “Karma” and animated in a unique style derived from Ajanta paintings.

Ajanta caves, considered one of the finest masterpieces of Buddhist art and architecture, comprise of beautiful paintings and sculptures that depict the life of the Buddha.

  Riddhi Ranade
Manisha Swarnkar
Amol Thakur
Tanushree Paul
Vaishnavi Bangar
Pratigya Beniwal
Abhishek Verma
Vinit Masram
Shyam Wanare
Ashwin Vasudevan
Vidushi Yadav
Govind Janardhanan
Snigdha Banerjee

These caves have also become an icon of Ancient Indian Art, and have influenced subsequent artists and styles.

Research work involved grasping the basics of Buddhist philosophy and storytelling style involved in the production of such magnificent paintings. The resulting animated short film interlinked four Jataka tales within a story to explain the Buddhist philosophy of “Karma”. To maintain the look, feel and style the same colour pallet, as was used by Ajanta artists for Ajanta cave paintings, was employed.

Design and Degree Show 2014