Gond painting is form of painting from folk and tribal art that is practiced by one of the largest tribes in India – the Gond – who are predominantly from Madhya Pradesh, but can also be found in pockets of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha. The history of the Gond people dates nearly 1400 years.
Trees, animals, birds, and other environmental representations are probably the most recognizable subject matter in their visual art practice.
Gond paintings are known for their rich detail, bright colors, embedded mystery, and a taste of humor.
These tribal artworks are anything but outdated. Not only do contemporary Gond artists use modern materials and methods but they also brilliantly represent contemporary scenes
and concerns while keeping true to age-old traditions and style.
Gond paintings have been centuries-old, with the passage of time, this art form has gradually shifted from the mud walls of the houses to canvas and papers. Apart from deriving inspirations from legends and myths, these paintings majorly feature nature as their main subject.
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