Gond Painting

Arts and Crafts

Gond painting is a tribal art form pr actised by one of the largest tribes in India, the Gonds. While Gond painting originated in Madhya Pradesh, it is also found in Andhr a Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. The Gonds use traditional motifs to decorate the walls and floors of their homes. Gond paintings thus recor d history and reflect humans’ connection with their natural surroundings. Gond paintings are lar gely inspired by nature and varied myths and legends. They use lines to convey movement and detailing is added in the form of dots and dashes. The paintings use bright, vivid colours derived naturally from objects such as charcoal, soil, plant sap, leaves, flowers and cow dung.

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About the Artist
Dipika Gurnaney studied at the Sir J J School of Fine Arts and is a recipient of a scholarship from the Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art in France. Dipika has been teaching children art since 2002.

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