Dimensions : H-1.2 W-0.9ft I H-15 W-11 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Handmade Paper
Bhil Art is instinctive and primordial, born out of an ancient connection with nature. The community creating these beautiful paintings like to create paintings depicting the real life around them. The painting here depicts women of the village who are working in the forest. You can see that they are cutting coconuts and keeping them in baskets.
About the Art- The Bhils are the second largest tribal community in India, residing in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Some Bhils trace their ancestry to Eklavya, the archer from Mahabharata, while some scholars even believe that Valmiki, who authored Ramayana, was a Bhil. Traditionally, the art of the Bhil folk would adorn the clay walls of their village homes. Beautiful images would be painted with neem sticks and other twigs, and natural dyes would be used. Turmeric, flour, vegetables, leaves and oil were used to derive brilliant colours to make fascinating frescoes on floors and walls, in a language created by the Bhils, to convey their experiences. Bhil paintings usually consist of large, un-lifelike shapes of everyday characters filled in with earthy, yet bright colours, and then covered with an overlay of uniform dots in several patterns and colours that stand out strikingly against the background. The dots on a Bhil painting are not random. They are patterns that could be made to represent anything that the artists wish to, from ancestors to deities. Because these patterns are solely in the hands of the artists who create them, the work of every Bhil artist is unique, and the dot patterns can be counted as the artist’s signature style.
About the Artist- Geeta Bariya has been a Bhil artist for over 14 years. She has learnt this art from her husbands family (husband's uncle). She has exhibited all over India in museums and other places . She wants to take Bhil art forward , she dreams of a time when many people globally would know about Bhil Art and know it. She wants to work with other Bhil artists to create an identity for Bhil art and in the process help create recognition for other Bhil artists also.
- Size: 15 by 11 inches
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- Handpainted in Bhil art style on handmade paper.
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