- 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.
- The paintings use vibrant colors like orange, yellow, blue and red, and are created with articulately drawn lines and dots as the method to bring it to life.
- With natural colors obtained from various sources like flowers, stones, etc. are used for the creation of these beautiful paintings.
- The Gond artists have developed their own devices to work with various contemporary mediums and materials.
- They would first make dots and calculate the volume of the images.
- These dots would be connected to bring about an outer shape, which would then be filled with colours.
- As they respond to the immediate social situation and environment, each object they come across in life is aesthetically transformed.
- The images are tattoos or minimalist human and animal forms. 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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