This Bhil painting on canvas is by artist Ramesh Baria, son of celebrated artist Bhuri Bai.
Bhil painting, traditionally made on walls, is practised today on canvas by one of the oldest tribal communities of India – the Bhils. Residing in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, etc, they live lives that are intricately connected with nature. This aspect is seen in this artwork, as humans are portrayed alongside an elephant.
The Bhils use dashes and dots to create forms on canvas, much like the artistic practice of the neighbouring Gond- Pardhan community.
TitleUntitled (Bhil Painting)
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
DimensionsH: 63.7 cm x W: 92.4 cm
Genre: Indigenous & Tribal Art