The five day Tribal Art Workshop concluded here on Sunday at Madhya Pradesh State Tribal Museum.
It is to be noted that Government of Madhya Pradesh, Culture Department organized a five-day 'Chitra Camp' from July 7 to 11, focusing on the glory of nature in tradition in the Tribal Museum by the Tribal Folk Arts and Boli Development Academy, under the Gamak series.
The Gond and Bhil tribal paintings of Madhya Pradesh have a world-class identity. In this era of Covid, when the painters did not have any work, they were also becoming financially weak, in such a situation this five-day tribal painting camp was organized by the Culture Department with the aim of encouraging, providing proper platform and helping the artists.
The tribals live with their tradition and define it in their creativity and all the paintings have distinctive features. Gond, portrays the scenes, birds, animals and human faces on dark and vibrant colours. The paintings have brown or black base.
Gond paintings can best be described as ‘on line work’. The artist makes sure to draw the inner as well as outer lines with as much care as possible so that the perfection of the lines has an immediate effect on the viewer.
Around 23 female and 49 male artists participated in this five day painting camp. The painters depicted the glory of nature, its relation to man with trees, plants, wildlife. The painters worshiped Bada Dev in the midst of nature, carved the tribal lifestyle with bright colors through their brushes. The memory of the tribes and the respect for nature in their conduct can be clearly seen in the paintings.