Tribal painting exhibition in Chennai from Oct 15
Themes will range from religious to secular, from gods and goddesses to animals and birds, lifecycles from birth, death, marriage, farming, harvest, celebration, and the five basic elements of earth, V Ramanathan, regional manager (south) at TRIFED, said.
The first of the nine exhibitions of these tribal paintings of the 2012-13 series was held in Bangalore September 28-October 4. The exhibition is currently on in Ahmedabad in Gujarat and would conclude October 17. The last leg in the series will conclude on February 28, at Goa, after shows in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
Among the well-known tribal artistes at the exhibition series are Nankushia Shyam and Japani (respectively the wife and daughter of Gond painter Jangarh Singh Shyam), Paresh Rathwa (Pithora style), Rameshwar Munda (Saura) and Jivya Soma Mashe (Warli).
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