Tales of the Tiger: Gond Painting by Venkat Shyam


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Dimensions : H-36(in); W-48(in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Canvas

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This beautiful Gond painting by the artist Venkat Shyam showcases The Tiger God with five senses and his rules.

The Tiger God stands majestically at the center of the painting, embodying power and divinity. The tiger is rendered in intricate detail, typical of Gond art, with vibrant patterns and motifs enhancing its form. The Tiger God represents authority and guardianship over the natural elements and senses, embodying a divine presence that governs the balance of life. The five senses are space, water, fire, earth, and air. A white thin line separating the tiger from the background symbolizes space, signifying the soul or mind's ability to travel anywhere within seconds. White, denoting purity and the boundless nature of the soul. Water is depicted as veins or streams running through the painting, symbolizing blood that courses through every creature. This element signifies life and nourishment. Blue, representing fluidity and essential sustenance. Fire is portrayed through warm hues enveloping the body of the tiger, indicating the warmth that sustains life. It represents vitality and energy. Red or orange, signifying warmth and life force. Earth is illustrated with eight different colors, representing various human skin tones and the diversity of life. This element anchors the painting, grounding the divine tiger in the physical realm. Multiple shades, including black and white with their various tones, representing the richness of human diversity. Air is implied through the dynamic flow and movement in the painting, suggesting breath and life. Without air, life cannot sustain itself. Often depicted in shades of light blue or invisible lines, symbolizing the unseen yet vital nature of air.

The painting is rich with traditional Gond patterns and motifs, each carrying symbolic meaning and adding layers of depth to the artwork. Vibrant and diverse colors are used to symbolize different elements and senses, creating a vivid and dynamic visual experience.

Venkat Shyam's painting of the Tiger God with Five Senses is a masterful blend of traditional Gond art with profound philosophical concepts. It not only showcases the artistic brilliance of Gond painting but also invites viewers to reflect on the intricate balance of life and the universe. The depiction of the Tiger God as a central figure governing the five senses and elements underscores the unity and interdependence of all aspects of existence.


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Venkat

Venkat Raman Singh Shyam, a visionary artist from the Gond community, has crafted a unique artistic language that is deeply rooted in his heritage and spirituality. In his art, he finds inspiration in the Bindu, a symbol representing the supreme god, and the half-moon that surrounds it, symbolizing his village and community. These elements form the foundation of his distinctive style, a style that he believes shares common threads with the works of renowned artists like Dali and Picasso.

Venkat's artistic journey began at the tender age of ten when he began etching the world around him onto the walls of his home and whatever scraps of newspaper he could find. Born into a Gond Pardhan family in Madhya Pradesh's Sejohra village, he has dedicated the past four decades to the world of art. Under the tutelage of his late uncle, the esteemed Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam, Venkat learned to forge his own artistic path.

His art beautifully weaves together the rich tapestry of his clan's historical legends with contemporary perspectives of the world. Venkat's work is a testament to the fluidity of tradition and the evolving narratives that connect the past with the present. As he aptly puts it, "Change is the ultimate rule of nature and the universe." While deeply rooted in tradition and mythology, his art constantly adapts to resonate with diverse audiences, bridging the gap between ancient stories and contemporary interpretations.



Gond


Gond art is a traditional form of painting practiced by the Gond tribal communities of central India, primarily in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is characterized by its vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and depictions of nature, animals, and tribal life. From peacocks, and elephants, to an ant, each creation tells a story and reflects the close relation of the Gond people with their environment. Artists use fine lines and dots to create elaborate motifs, often incorporating elements of folklore, mythology, and spirituality into their designs. The art form was passed down orally from generation to generation, with artists using natural materials like leaves, mud, and charcoal to create elaborate designs on walls, floors, and other surfaces. Details According to Gond mythology, the art of painting originated from the Gondi deity, Devi Maoli. It is believed by the Gond people that Devi Maoli taught the first Gond artist, the secrets of painting during a dream. Since then, Gond art has been considered a sacred form of expression by its practitioners. Gond people believe that good images are the harbinger of good luck so they decorate their houses with traditional motifs. Gond art has gained international recognition for its unique aesthetic appeal and cultural significance. An interesting fact about Gond is that each artist has a distinctive signature style. For them, the ethos of life is a mixture of myth and reality, of organic and inorganic forms.  



Product Details

Title
Tales of the Tiger: Gond Painting by Venkat Shyam
Artist
Venkat Shyam
Art Style
Gond
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Large
Dimension
36 in(H) X 48 in(W)
Themes
Tiger
Color
Brown, Green, Yellow, Orange
Country of Origin
Madhya Pradesh, India

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