Dance of Joy in Warli Painting by Dilip Rama Bahotha


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H-33 W-29 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Cloth

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Renowned artist Dilip Rama Bahotha's warli Painting, "Dance of Joy" transports the viewers to the heart of tribal celebration through a mesmerizing canvas. This vivid piece unravels the age-old art form of the Tarpa dance, where the tribals come together to exult in their collective happiness. With keen attention to detail, Bahotha captures the essence of this ritualistic dance with men and women entwining their hands, moving in harmonious circles around the Tarpa player, who, akin to a snake charmer, orchestrates their every turn. The rich color palette chosen by Bahotha breathes life into the scene, with earthy tones infusing the canvas. The Tarpa, a central element, stands out in its trumpet-like glory, exuding rustic charm. Birds perched on the nearby tree seem to bear witness to this ancient celebration. Notably, the circle formation of the dancers echoes the circle of life, reminiscent of the Warli painting tradition, enriching this artwork with a deeper cultural connection. Bahotha’s work is a symphony of tradition, unity, and jubilation painted with a masterful hand, offering viewers an enchanting glimpse into the rich tapestry of tribal culture and the vibrant spirit of the Tarpa dance.


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    Discover the world of Warli art with Dilip Rama Bahotha ji, a master artist from the serene village of Varkhande near Talasari, Maharashtra. Inspired by his mentor Madhukar Vadu, he embarked on an artistic journey and achieved recognition with the 'Art Prize on Mission' in Germany as a college student in 1996. Encouraged by Father Wendell D’Cruz, Dilip has exhibited his captivating artworks in numerous cities worldwide, including Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Cochin, Chennai, and beyond. Dive into the rich tapestry of Warli artistry with Dilip Rama Bahotha ji!


    Warli


      "THE GRAPHIC VILLAGEPainted tales of the Warli tribe As the bamboo brush dipped in white rice paste paint touches the wall, the form of a square takes shape. Palghat- The Mother Goddess symbolising fertility- rests within the square devchauk adorned as a temple in the middle of the painted village. Around the Chauk the people of the village start gathering to carry out their daily activities- women taking care of children, cleaning their homes, and churning butter, the men toil away in the fields, hunt, and spread nets to catch fish, and the children and animals play in the fields. Each figure of triangles and circles dance to the rhythm of everyday life, joining hands together to come into a spiral dance celebrating life! The Warli painting is a ritualistic art of the Warli tribe of northern Maharashtra, India. Made for special occassions of weddings and harvest, the artform is said to date nearly 2500 years back. The traditional wall paintings depict no mythological themes, but scenes of everyday life. The circle and triangle come from the tribe’s observation of nature, the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees. Only the square seems to obey a different logic and seems to be a human invention, indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land. Today, while the artform has become widely popular on cloth and paper, they look best on the walls or in the form of huge murals that bring out the vast and magical world of the Warlis. For the Warlis, tradition is still adhered to but at the same time new ideas have been allowed to seep in which helps them depict their understanding of the ever-changing world around them." You can get to know more warli art here. 



    Product Details

    Title
    Dance of Joy in Warli Painting by Dilip Rama Bahotha
    Artist
    Dilip Rama Bahotha
    Art Style
    Warli
    Medium
    Natural Colors
    Size
    Medium
    Dimension
    33 in(H) X 29 in(W)
    Themes
    Dance, Folk Art
    Color
    Blue, Brown, White
    Country of Origin
    Maharashtra, India

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