keeping up with its commitment towards promotion of Indian art and culture, ITDC is organising an Ethnic Art Exhibition showcasing Warli (Tribal art of Western India) and Madhubani (Folk art of Bihar) by the celebrated artist Sandhya Arvind.
Warli Art takes its name from the tribe that exists in Western India. This art has gained global appreciation over a period of time for its extremely rudimentary nature. The art style is influenced by the simplicity of their modest life style and natural surroundings of the ravishing terrain. Despite unstable living conditions, their merry making is wholesome with passionate involvement of men, women and children. Be it heralding the arrival and harvest fresh crop, festivity, social rituals, each celebration is an expression through music, dance, drinking and feasting. Blowing of Tarpa (a musical blowpipe made of dried Pumpkin) is an invitation to young couples to participate in the dance with gay abandon.
Madhubani folk art on the other hand is to render their acknowledgement to the Almighty. The tradition is still alive in Bihar where women adorn the walls of their houses on auspicious occassions, festivities and rituals. Madhubani paintings are regarded as the most attractive form of legends, rituals age old sculptures and epics.
Created by Sandhya Arvind, the collection boasts of international repute. Known for the Indian ethnic art of Madhubani and Warli, Arvind is a known figure in the art circuit. Her work is valued by art lovers, art connoisseurs, collectors and investors world over. Countries like USA, UK, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Japan, Singapore displays her colourful creations on their walls with pride.
At: Lobby, The Ashok, Chanakyapuri
December Timings: 11 am onwards