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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Land art, as a style of New art, has been creating artworks with a modern, and then postmodern approach, since the 60’s. The contemporary artist benefits from any new method and media, in order to increase the size of his audience, and therefore establish a deeper interaction with them. With the help of the methods and tricks of the environmental art, and also the philosophy of postmodernism, land art also, was able to be transferred from the remote locations of its birth, to the places which were more interesting to a wide range of common audience. In this way the artist could interact in a very deeper and more influential way with them. Thus the scope of land art widened, and today as we can notice, many arts related to land, could be placed in this zone. Painting the earth, has been taken into a huge consideration in contemporary times, as could be seen in the work of ground graffiti artists, but the truth is that, it’s a kind of art that has long been popular among many old nations including the Hindus and their traditional customs, such as Kollam. Kollam is a drawing with colored powders on the ground of the front doors of Hindu houses. It was done with rice flour at ancient times, on a dark ground which was colored with cow’s dungeon, in ancient times. Kollams are believed to give boons to the pedestrians who walk over them. Therefore people who are to visit the members of a house, or are walking on the sidewalk, deliberately walk through the Kollam designs, which are renewed time by time during the day. As these traditional designs look like the new versions of arts done contemporary artists on the ground, the hypothesis of this paper is established on this subject. This fundamental research is to create a new vision towards the traditional arts as a whole, and also a new vision towards the traditional Kollam as a new land art specifically. To gain this purpose, this descriptive analytical article, has documented data through library resources. By analyzing the clearest, the most popular and the newest features of new art (according to the daily development of media), and matching them with the characteristics of Kollam, it can be stated that, Kollam designs could be considered as land art, and therefore sometime, some of the traditional arts could be considered parallel to new arts.