Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 7th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 7th flr., Across From Rm 710.

The Art of India ➔ Dancing Birds and People

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.038.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Vegetable Dye on Paper
Date:
2005
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7.5 in Width: 22 in
Description:
Three registers with repeated figures and flowers, no color only black and paper.
Historical Context:
India had always been known as a land that has portrayed their cultural and traditional vibrancy through its conventional arts and crafts. The territories sprawled across the country each have their own distinct cultural and traditional identities that are displayed through various forms of art. Every region in India has its own style and pattern of art, which is known as folk art. There is also another form of traditional art practiced by several tribes or rural population, which is classified as tribal art. The folk and tribal arts of India are very ethnic and simple, and yet colorful and vibrant enough to speak volumes about the country's rich heritage.

Wikipedia Summary:

Indian Art consists of a variety of art forms, including plastic arts (e.g., pottery and sculpture), visual arts (e.g., cave paintings), and textile arts (e.g., woven silk). Geographically, it spans the entire Indian subcontinent, including what is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A strong sense of design is characteristic of Indian art and can be observed in its modern and traditional forms.

The origin of Indian art can be traced to pre-historic Hominid settlements in the 3rd millennium BC. On its way to modern times, Indian art has had cultural influences (e.g., Indus Valley and Hellenistic), as well as religious influences such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. In spite of this complex mixture of religious traditions, generally the prevailing artistic style at any time and place has been shared by the major religious groups.

In historic art, sculpture in stone and metal, mainly religious, has survived the Indian climate better than other media, and provides most of the best remains. Many of the most important ancient finds that are not in carved stone come from surrounding, drier regions rather than India itself. Indian funeral and philosophic traditions exclude grave goods, which are a main source of ancient art in other cultures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_art
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
folk art
folk artists
vegetable dye
Library of Congress Subjects:
Birds