Tribal Artworks

The Gondwana Art Project is a social initiative by CCDF in collaboration with Ujaagar Art. The project is supporting the Indian tribal artisans who have been severely affected by the pandemic. All funds donated against each painting are used for the betterment of these artisans and their families. Artists: Suresh Kumar, Anita Shyam, Jyoti Uikey, Yaspal, Rita Shyam, and Chotti Tekam

We were able to raise a total of INR 60,000 from the Gondwana project. Proceeds were used for the benefit of tribal artisans and their families during the Coronavirus lockdown and beyond.

Birds

Acrylic on Canvas
Gond Art 
36×48 inches
2020
Artist: Rita Shyam

The painting narrates a contemporary theme of birds in an embedded expression. The intrinsic details and repetitive patterns come alive in Gondi style and colors. Birds symbolize freedom which is also believed as eternal life, the link between heaven and earth. The artwork is uniquely executed in abstract form.

Tales of Narmada

Acrylic on Canvas
Gond Art
36×48 inches
2020
Artist: Suresh Kumar

The painting depicts Narmada the river in the form of a fish, with crops growing from her hair riding two crocodiles. River Narmada is a lifeline for the communities living around it, with all kinds of forms of life in the river. The farmers use the water from Narmada for their crops. Folk tales say that bathing with the river water helps in cleansing any illnesses and gives peace. The pure and pious water of Narmada helps growth of colorful flowers and trees all around.

Circle of Life

Acrylic on Canvas
Gond Art
36×48 inches
2020
Artist: Rita Shyam

The painting illustrates the life cycle of the tribal community of Gonds. The tribal Gods Thakur Dev and Khairo Mata encompass the natural and cultural environment depicting birds and animals inside them which showcases the ritual importance of tribal’s with nature and their life.

Deer and the Bird

Acrylic on Canvas
Gond Art 
36×48 inches
2020
Artist: Jyoti Uikey

This painting illustrates two different worlds. It features a deer with its head turned upwards towards a bird in the sky and the bird with its wings in full flow, flying high, gazing at the universe. Both enjoying their own worlds and wondering at the life beyond.

Vishnu on Garuda

Acrylic on Canvas
Gond Art
36×48 inches
2020
Artist: Anita Shyam

The artist has depcited Lord Vishnu atop his vahan in form of Garuda as per Hindu Mythology.

The story of Narmada

Acrylic on Canvas
Gond Art 
36×48 inches
2020
Artist: Rita Shyam

Legend has it that Lord Shiva blessed Narmada with unique purifying powers. A charming folk tale describes the superiority of Narmada over the Ganga. Once a year Ganga herself visits the Narmada dressed like a dark woman and takes a cleansing dip in her waters. Here the artist has depicted the wonderful life of trees and animals in and around the Narmada.

Forest Tales

Acrylic on Canvas
Gond Art
11×16 inches
2019 
Artist: Chotti Tekam

The artwork depicts the relationships between animals and humans in forests, particularly the Deer and the tribals.

Dancing Deer

Acrylic on Canvas
Bhil Art 
36×48 inches
2020
Artist: Geeta Bhariya

The artwork portrays two lively deer prancing around having fun dancing. Deer and the Bhil tribe share a fantastic bond and closeness. The artist has ventured into creating a unique painting with randomly sized dots in the back ground to great visual effect.

Gauri Folk Dance

Acrylic on Canvas
Bhil Art
36×48 inches
2020 
Artist: Yashpal

The artwork portrays the human character, demon character and animal character that artists fulfill while performing the Gauri folk dance of Bhil community. The artwork presented depicts the sun, birds, flag (neja), trident (trishul) and bow & arrow(teer-kaman) along with human and animal characters embellished with flowers and leaves.

Flying Elephant

Acrylic on Canvas
Warli Art 
36×48 inches
2020
Artist: Suresh Kumar

The folklore depicts a narrative of Elephants with wings who used to ferry the Gods from one place to another.

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