Hiran Pakshi ande aur nadi: GOND ART BY SAROJ VENKAT SHYAM
This painting depicts the Mahua tree with lush foliage in the background. The central theme of the painting is the deer. It shows the interdependence of the animals in the nature. They seek refuge in the mahua tree, along with other birds and peafowl. They are rehydrating themselves by drinking water from the river with fish in it. In the bottom right of the painting is a bird nest with numerous eggs. There is no perspective for the elements in the painting and they revolve in a natural setting. The birds, animals all are depicted in motion. The lines are used in such a way that they convey a sense of motion and movement to the images. Dots and dashes enhance the sense of movement and details.
Saroj Venkat Shyam belongs to the Pardhan Gond tribal community and was born in village Patangarh, district Dindori, Madhya Pradesh. She has been practising Gond art for the last 20 years and has exhibited internationally and also conducted many gond art workshops in India.
In the depths of Madhya Pradesh, India, beats the heart of the Gonds- a tribe as old as time. As the community bard (singers) or Pardhan invokes their Great God- Bada Deo- while playing the Bana instrument, he fulfills the crucial task of keeping alive the legendary tales of the ancient Gond kings. Every story, song, dance, and painting brings the community together in a shared celebration of nature and the universe. The Gond tribe has several branches or gotras, each with its own story of origin. The Pardhans, they say, are descended from the youngest of seven Gond brothers who became a priest and a storyteller on the instruction of Bada Deo. As the ancient tribal fable unfolds in the 21st century, the gond artist’s vivid paintings narrate tales of their faiths and beliefs, world view, their visual expression and sense of identity - both as a collective , and as individuals. Vibrant colours and animated motifs filled with intricate patterns of dots and dashes bring their mythical jungle to life. Trees, animals, birds, the sky, water, and earth sway and dance to the rhythm of the Pardhan’s tunes and brush strokes. Gond traditions and fables are a reflection of man’s close connection with his natural surroundings. The Gond painting transports you to the seamless world of the imaginative and the surprising.
- Size: 30x22 inches
- Acrylic colours on paper
- Painted in Gond art by artist Saroj Venkat Shyam
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