About The Craft
Gond paintings are a form of painting from folk and tribal art that is practiced by one of the largest tribes in India with whom it shares its name. Gond paintings can best be described as ‘on line work’. The artist makes sure to draw the inner as well as outer lines with as much care as possible so that the perfection of the lines has an immediate effect on the viewer. Lines are used in such a way that it conveys a sense of movement to the still images. Dots and dashes are added to impart a greater sense of movement and increase the amount of detail. Another very striking facet of Gond paintings has to be the use of bright vivid colours such as white, red, blue and yellow.
About The Artist
From a Night Guard to a Padma Shri Awardee, Bhajju has come a long way from helping his mother decorate the mud walls of their tiny hut with drawings. Bhajju Shyam is popularly known for painting children's most favourite book in Gond art – 'The London Jungle Book'. He learned the Pardhaan Folk Art under the mentorship of his uncle, the legendary Jangarh Singh Shyam. According to art-historian and author, Jyotindra Jain, Bhajju Shyam was one of the most important and innovative artists to have emerged from the explosion of 'Gond-Pardhaan Painting' tradition. For his book The Life of Trees Night (2006) he was awarded the 2008 Bologna Children's Book Fair. He was awarded India's fourth highest civilian award - the Padma Shri - in 2018.
Meet the master at India Craft Week 2019.
- Includes free entry to the event on the day of the workshop
- Includes art & craft material required for the workshop
25 total visits