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By Trishna Patnaik
All materials will be inclusive of the workshop.
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 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, their 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. Registrations will be on a first come first serve basis.
About the Facilitator:
Trishna Patnaik, a BSC (Life Sciences) and MBA (Marketing) by education and profession but a self-taught artist by choice is based out of Mumbai and has been practicing art for over 14 years now. After having spent quality time in the corporate world, Trishna decided she wanted to do something more meaningful. She found her calling in art. She is a full-time professional painter pursuing her passion to create and explore to the fullest. She says, “It’s a road less traveled but a journey that I look forward to every day.” Trishna also conducts painting workshops across Mumbai.