One Love from the Indian Tribal Art- Warli. This has been demonstrated by Adivasi since ages. Noe it is quite popular and emerged as one of the forms of art. Artists like Jivya Mashe (Written about him in separate post: Jivya Mashe-Indian Warli Art) really took this art form of Warli to the world and at next level through his many national and international exhibitions. We tried this on 6 feet x 18 feet white clothe for a backdrop during the first birthday of my daughter Venu. Dung is applied on the clothe and then by using white colours the composition is illustrated. Me and my brother enjoyed while making this! This interesting method of preparing Warli is explained on D’source, IIT Bombay Website.
Jivya Soma Mashe
Jivya Soma Mashe is the face of Indian tribal art called Warli. He took this form of art made during the rituals of adivasi to the higher level and spread all over the World. His exhibitions were held in France, Germany, Italy and USA. Jivya Soma Mashe has also joint exhibition with Richard Long- Famous English Sculptor and Land Artist. Jivya Soma Mashe, a legendary Warli artist received Padma Shree for his contribution to this form of art in 2011.
Tried to connect with this great artist with following online presence of his works,
In India mostly in Gujrat and Rajastan, Mud Art is very famous art. It is an art form with Mud and Mirrors making great exhibits called as Lippan Kam or Lippan Work. Making a wish for New year I am happy to display this traditions art form from India. I have not made a lippan art exactly but its typography experiment inspired by Mud art. To all my readers and lovely people here, I wish you a very happy and creative new year 2017. Hope this year will bring more creative posts on art and design. Please enjoy the Mud Art special for the lovely people here.
Mud Art Paintings or Lippan Kam
Some information about this Indian Art,
- Mud art or lippan art is a traditional Indian Art made on the interior walls of the hut also called a Bhungas using mud and mirrors together. Also called as Chittar Kam.
- Mud is the cheaper medium used for an art and easily available or prepared.
- Lippan means applying a coating on the surface and hence mud is applied on the walls of hut and mirrors are used to add decoration.
- Now a days, Plywood has replaced the inner walls of hut on which its was practised.
- Lippan art mainly explores different geometric patterns and motifs from traditional Indian Art and Design.
- Kuthch region of Gujarat has many artists mainly women and they are from the Rabari community.
- You can Learn Lippan Kam online from the D’source Digital-learning Environment for Design a great resource for design students and enthusiastic peoples. This website has good information about this traditional Indian Art.
- It is very delicate art and requires higher concentration and carefulness.
For more to read on some of the forms of traditional Indian Art like Warli you can visit my earlier Posts on Art.