Raja Dhashrath and his Queen

Artist: Suresh Durve

Size 14"h x 10"w

Ink on Paper

 

About the Art

Like the Hindu culture worship of many gods and goddess and belief with supernatural powers are common among the Gonds too.In this drawing the artist has depicted the Gond folktale of king Dhashrath and his queen in the garden 'Kajli'. Their son and a servant, all shown as birds, are also a part of the story of how the queen looses her ring and ironically finds it in the eye of a crow.

 

About the Artist

Suresh Durve, hails from the state of Madhya Pradesh. His early works demonstrated the original gond style of painting with dots and lines and the use of bright colors. However in his new style he employs black and white forms, with hues used sparingly. He also shades his creations. He has been showcasing his paintings along with other Gond artists, both nationally and internationally.

 

 


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