Bhil: Man and Animal Forms

c. 20th century

The Bhils are one of the oldest tribal communities of India, residing in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, etc. Like every other tribal community, the Bhil life and lifestyles are intricately connected with nature – an aspect that is also clearly evident in the art they create. This Bhil painting, created on paper, is a minimalistic rendition of the environs that Bhil natives grow up in, surrounded by animals, plants and birds, and living in peace and harmony with all the jungle.

Title
Man and Animal Forms: Lado
Period
c. 20th century
Artist
Lado
Style
Bhil
Medium
Gouache and Ink on paper
Dimensions
28.0 cm x 38.2 cm
Accession No.
2015.2.35