Charismatic Peacock:Gond Painting by Venkat Shyam


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H-30 W-22 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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Venkat Shyam portrays a world where the vibrant beauty of the peacock takes centre stage in a mesmerising dance. At the heart of the composition stands a beautifully rendered peacock, its plumage adorned with a palette of vibrant and harmonious hues. The rich colours of deep blue create a symphony of visual delight. The peacock's feathers fan out in a half-moon expanse, forming a captivating display of natural artistry. The peacock's dance, a symbol of beauty and vitality, is expressed through its elegant posture and the dynamic arrangement of its striking plumage. Each feather seems to come alive with movement, as if the bird is celebrating the joys of life and the abundant beauty found in the natural world. Venkat Shyam's portrayal of the peacock serves as a testament to the Gond culture's profound connection with nature and their ability to capture its vivid splendour through their art.


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Artist

Venkat

Venkat Raman Singh Shyam blue-tick

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.



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  Songs of the ForestsThe living traditions of Gond paintings -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.



Product Details

Title
Charismatic Peacock:Gond Painting by Venkat Shyam
Vendor
Venkat Raman Singh Shyam
Art Style
Gond
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
30 in(H) X 22 in(W)
Themes
Dance, Peacock, Birds
Color
Red, Green, Blue
Country of Origin
Madhya Pradesh, India
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