Origins of Art: the Gond Village of Pantagarh
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The rich tradition of Gond art is a surprisingly young form – not more than 35 years old. So how did it evolve? Artist Bhajju Shyam accompanies Japanese photographer Kodai Matsuoka on a visit to Patangarh, in the Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh, where all the best known artists come from. The book weaves together their conversation in the form of an inspired verbal and visual dialogue between a knowledgeable insider and a curious visitor. Art and illustrations created by artists from the community complement the photographs with uncanny precision, literally embodying the relationship between lived life and the birth of art.
ISBN 9788193984130. Tara Books.