Thursday, February 13, 2014

Prehistoric - IF

This is an unexpected post...I wanted to play IF...after a really long time!!!
This week's topic is Prehistoric and I was reminded of our folk arts...

Prehistoric, A4, Pen and Ink, 
Gond Painting*




“A painted landscape is always more beautiful than a real one, because there's more there. Everything is more sensual, and one takes refuge in its beauty. And man needs spiritual expression and nourishing. It's why even in the prehistoric era, people would scrawl pictures of bison on the walls of caves. Man needs music, literature, and painting-all those oases of perfection that make up art-to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life.”  - Fernando Botero.

*Gond Painting - It is the tribal art of Madhya Pradesh and has it's origins from the Gonds, the largest Adivasi (tribal) community of Dravidian origin. The term comes from Kond which means Green Mountains in the Dravidian idiom. They inhabited the Vindhyas, Satpura and Mandla region. As most tribal culture would have it, they were closely bonded with nature as is every form of their art. They believe in supernatural forces and Gods and Goddesses as their protectors, their supreme lord being Badadev. They are an agricultural community.

17 comments:

Hannah said...

This is really lovely. Beautiful detail.

AmitAag said...

Very beautiful!

Julie said...

Very pretty!!!!!

deer prudence said...

very beautiful!

Manav Singhi said...

Very Nice, Beautiful.. . :)

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Beautiful

Zafaran Art and Words Zone said...

I love this! Beautiful!

Shirley said...

Beautiful, beautiful as always, Deepa! I hope and your family are doing well. It's been too long!

JoyCorcoran said...

The colors are so vivid and some parts look like embroidery. Amazing line work and I love that quotation. I love art that's based in reality but takes imaginary turns.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Very beautiful. Well done. Good luck to you and your eneavours.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

joshi daniel said...

very cool :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! That is stunning, with the bright colors and patterns. Wow!

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. Your daughter is simply beautiful! What a darling smile. :)

Kokopelli said...

Beautiful painting! And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. Will you share the Rangoli once it is finished?

WIDI said...

What lovely painting. beautiful colours. - Preethi.

Pia Rom said...

Ohh your beautiful folk art deer catch my eyes! I am in awe with all the tiny details and the birds in the trees! LOOOOOVE ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

Nevin said...

Superb work! Hearing about Gond Painting for the first time :)

Karla said...

Just lovely! I love the colors and detail work. I'm always fascinated when people are able to incorporate such fine pen work in their art. :)