Art Gallery in India is the place where one can find tradition to modernity, post modernity, from paintings to sculptures under a single roof. Since the ages of Vedas, the tradition of art has been proudly practiced in India. India is a country which is best known for its unity in the midst of huge diversity.
The word ‘Tradition’ clearly signifies the constant practices that survive through ages with all its dignity and repute. Folk is another name of Traditional painting.
There are various subjects which are portrayed in folk art, like the themes of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedas, and Bhagavat Geeta and purans.
Apart from depicting these epics of the folk paintings, it also illustrates concepts of day to day village life, nature, birds, animals, sun, moon, plants and trees. Generally, natural colors, stone colors, leaf colors are used either on canvas, paper, clothes, leaves, earthen pots or mud walls.
There are two folk, traditional or tribal arts are described. There are two types of folk arts, which are discussed here:
It is first introduced by a tribal group of Madhya Pradesh, naming The Gondi. It portrays the picture of flora and fauna. The unique quality of this art type is that it is a lively art with vigorous colors and dynamic art patterns. Mainly, colors of charcoal, leaves, colored soil and others natural colors are used in this art. These paintings are portrayed with multiple dots and lines.
Till this date, these pattern and style remains the same, only the color has changed. In present times, instead of using all those natural colors, acrylic paints are used. The most famous artist of Gond art, Jangarh Singh Shyam invigorated this art form in 1960.
It is also an example of an ancient, tribal art from the western coast of India in 2500 BC. It clearly depicts the life and living of common masses like their amusements, their activities, and their festivals.
In these paintings multiple triangles, squares, and circles are employed to generate numerous shapes. The entire collection of this type of paintings is practiced in a red ochre or a bold, dark background.
There are many folk arts in India among which two are mentioned here, which are completely tribal arts. The Art Exhibition in India as well as Art Gallery in India is the best place that possesses all those rare pieces of arts.