Unique Art of Warli Paintings is a book on traditional way of living your life in this new hush-hush generation.
Warli painting has a peculiar stand in adivasi art of India. It has been bestowed upon the name from Warli tribes of Maharashtra. Their roots are in the rock shelters of dynasty evident in Bhimbhedka and Raisen in Madhya Pradesh. Warli paintings are best known to attain a purpose. Their appearance in the hut is auspicious and is said to promote growth, avoid disease, revive the dead, etc. They are found at birth, marriage, a life full of dance and music, rejoice, connectivity with Death and life after Death. Artists articulate a kind of satisfaction that is in harmony with nature and their gods and goddesses.
Warli art is epic and simple at the same time. The material used for painting is ordinary, themes contained inside, philosophy of their lives and even life after death, all are brought forth in a most amazing format. Many paradigm of Warli art are contained in this book. The paintings are revealing with astounding truths and projects the reader to live a happy and prosperous life. Austere brown surface of huts showing tribal designs with stereotypical rock art represents Warli art different from other tribal paintings of India.
This book is a honest gathering of Warli art that depicts a show of thousands of years. Unfortunately Warli art traditions are gradually disappearing. Lack of money is pulling artists away from their native occupation. Actions have to be taken by society to create conditions for them, to not get swept away by attraction of business trading. This book is a massive effort to revive this art from rescuing the art from the hands of delusionary. To have a percept and enjoy the paintings of Warlis, one should know their religion, their rituals and see life from their point of view. As the life of warlis link closely with environment, they worship the nature in various forms - Sun and moon, god of thunder, lightning, wind, rain, and many others. Gods are worshiped according to the seasons in the whole year.
About the Author
Sudha Satyawadi is a researcher and author by profession who also does freelancing. She is very curious about Indian tribes and their art forms. She has conducted several exhibitions of her paintings in different countries. She has also written various research papers on several different tribes.The author has started an NGO named Udayan which supports and motivates rural artists who live in remote areas inside small hutments and towns.
She works side by side with these artists and constantly tries to save and preserve the art form from diminishing. She has written two books called Proto-Historic Pottery of the Indus Valley Civilization and the Timeless Art of Ajanta.
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The ISBN Code of the book is 8124605572 .