India has a rich tradition of folk arts. The custodians of which are the many tribes that live in the interiors of various states. The Gonds, are the largest Adivasi Community in India and are Dravidians whose origin can be traced to the pre-Aryan era. They are mainly found in Madhya Pradesh and its surrounding States.
The word Gond comes from the Dravidian expression kond, meaning green mountain. In the Gond belief system, besides Bara Deo (Great God), every hill, river, lake, tree, and rock is inhabited by a spirit and therefore sacred.
Gond paintings are fascinating, where the artists express their faiths and beliefs, world view, visual expression and sense of identity, both as a collective, and as individuals. The motifs are further associated with the rich repertoire of the community and strongly show the interactions with the cosmic, natural and social worlds of humans at multiple levels and contexts.
Participate in the Gond Painting Workshop, get a chance to appreciate the art form and create your very own Gond Art masterpiece on cartridge sheets with acrylic colors.
Date: 19th April 2020 (Sunday)
Timings: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Age Group: All age groups are welcome
Fees: Rs 2000 per participant (includes art material)
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