Elephants under Tree of life with marine illustration: Madhubani by Vibhuti Nath


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 30 (in) by W: 22 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Khadi Recycled Paper

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Artist Vibhuti Nath in his Madhubani artwork exquisitely portrays elephants standing on each side of a radiant tree facing each other and a pond bearing lotus and fishes. Elephants are revered animals in Indian culture and are often associated with strength, wisdom, and prosperity. In this context, having elephants on each side of the radiant tree symbolizes protection and support for the tree and the life it represents. Elephants facing each other also represent balance and harmony in the artwork. The radiant tree symbolizes the Tree of Life, representing the interconnectedness of all living things and the cycle of life and rebirth. The pond in the painting represents a source of life and sustenance, symbolizing the subconscious mind or the depths of human emotions. The lotus and fishes in the pond suggest the idea of spiritual awakening and symbolize fertility, abundance, and the life cycle.


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Madhubani


MADHUBANI- THE SWEET & VIBRANT FOREST OF HONEY   Nestled on the India-Nepal border is the small region of Mithila with a rich and vibrant folk history. The women sit with papers stretched out and their paint bottles opened- filled with natural colours made from flowers, fruits and roots, a handmade paintbrush just about to put the first brushstroke on the surface. Mithila paintings are an expression of a woman’s joys, sorrows, her stories, beliefs, songs and routine, all encompassed in a canvas with splendid colors, motifs and symbolisms. Also known as Madhubani paintings, the art form gets its name from the village of Madhubani (‘the forest of honey’ Madhu meaning Honey and Bani as the forest) in Bihar where the tradition of decorating walls and floors of homes and important locations in the village were a norm since ancient times. Said to be the capital city of the Kingdom of Janakpur in the epic Ramayana, King Janaka ordered his kingdom to decorate the town of Mithila for the wedding of his daughter, Sita, to Lord Rama. Resplendent with rich imagery of wedding scenes, nature inspired motifs like fish, peacocks, and the tree of life as symbols of prosperity, fertility, and good luck for the couple, the art form depicts the cultural mosaic of India and the intimate relationship between humans and nature. Madhubani paintings are also a significant symbol of women’s empowerment and societal equality in modern India! Mithila painting, as a domestic ritual activity, was unknown to the outside world until the massive earthquake on India-Nepal border in 1934 when the houses and walls tumbled down and the paintings were discovered and published to the world. The global appreciation of the art form prepared the stage for its rise to the popularity it enjoys today. In the 1960s the region saw a dreadful drought when women of the village from across castes were encouraged to transfer their paintings onto paper and sell them to earn additional income. Mithila Paintings are symbolic of India’s ancient mythology, rich culture and the spirit of life itself, which brings new hopes in even the most torrid times. With vibrant colors, and abstract, symbolic figures, Madhubani today is celebrated world over as one of the revolutionary art forms from India.



Product Details

Title
Elephants under Tree of life with marine illustration: Madhubani by Vibhuti Nath
Vendor
Vibhuti Nath
Art Style
Madhubani
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
30 in(H) X 22 in(W)
Themes
Elephant, Tree, Folk Art
Color
Brown, Green, Blue, White, Multicoloured
Country of Origin
Bihar, India

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