This Madhubani painting is an ink on paper work, made by artist Krishnanand Jha (1938-2018).
Mithila or Madhubani art originated in the Mithila region of eastern India. The art form often depicts landscapes teeming with a diversity of life. In this work, Krishnanand Jha fills the canvas with details of each stage in the process of farming. Humans are shown driving cattle to plough fields, irrigating the land, and sowing saplings. Although nature is present here, the focus is on how humans transform the environment through labour.
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MediumInk on paper
DimensionsH: 28.4 cm x W: 76.2 cm
Genre: Indigenous & Tribal Art