Gaymata: Warli painting by Anil Wangad

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This painting depicts "Gaymata", the holy cow, which in India is considered a form of God and an extremely sacred figure.

The composition is a very simple yet engaging one, with the cow being shown seated in the middle surrounded by high grass and different creatures shown spread apart around the field.

The artist has made the cow comparatively larger than any other figure to show its sacredness and at the same time keep it the focus of this painting.

Anil Vangad has been painting since the last 19 years experimenting in themes of Gods, Goddess and themes of weddings and the famous tarpa dance from the Warli culture. Since there is no written script of their language all their folktales and legends are depicted in a pictorial manner that have passed down from one generation to another. It is the artist mother who influenced him and taught him how to paint. He still prefers to use the tradition mediums of gerue, rice paste, charcoal and cow dung with the use of synthetic paints and dyes. Anil Vangad is a not just passionate about his painting but also farming which is the traditional occupation of the Warlis. He has a vision and zeal to take the Warli art forward by incorporating the good of the modern world as well as retaining their traditions.
The Warli painting is a ritualistic art of the Warli tribe of northern Maharashtra, India. Made for special occassions of weddings and harvest, the artform is said to date nearly 2500 years back. The traditional wall paintings depict no mythological themes, but scenes of everyday life. The circle and triangle come from the tribe’s observation of nature, the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees. Only the square seems to obey a different logic and seems to be a human invention, indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land.

DETAILS

  • Size:   34x26" inches
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
  • Warli painting by artist Anil Wangad
  • Painting on cloth using natural colours made by the artist
  • The image shown here is representative to help visualise the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image
  • COD cannot be accepted as a payment option for paintings
  • This painting will be made to order and will take 3-4 weeks
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