You will learn the basics of Gond Art and contribute to reviving an endangered Indian art form.
Traditionally believed to be storytellers, the Pradhan Gonds used to narrate stories which glorified the king and this was mainly the source of their livelihood. With the emergence of the British, their downfall began. But it was during the early 1980s when Gond Art found its way back.
In the early days, the Gonds painted their walls with lively portrayals of local flora, fauna, and gods. The mystical art form is created by putting together dots and lines. The artists earlier only used colors developed with charcoal, plant saps, cow dung and leaves, but today, mostly acrylic colors are used. Most of the paintings when perceived carefully impart a sense of movement to the still images.
Learn the stories of this art and its basics from grassroots of rural India.
Duration: 1.30 - 2.00 hours
All materials will be provided by us.
In this world of digital art and 3D printing, Nazariya is a movement to bring us closer, to the beautiful world of Indian Folk Art. It is an effort in not just reviving these art forms, but also making them relevant for today. Nazariya is trying to bring out the subtle message behind these artforms; the message of unity, brotherhood, and community. This is Nazariya's way of taking you on an incredible journey into India's past, helping us create a new future.
About The Courtyard
The Courtyard is a space for community and culture. Located in central Bangalore, it provides space for creative thought and engaged conversation. The venue comprises a 1700 SFT air-conditioned Studio space that can host small performances, workshops, screenings and other events, a tree-covered Rooftop for small gatherings and meetups, an open-to-sky Courtyard space for informal gathers, and 2 suites of rooms for artist residencies. The Courtyard has space available for hire and regularly hosts a range of art forms, events, and ideas, community gathers and most importantly, great food.