WARLI ART

WARLI ART

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WARLI ART

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India is a great mother who gave birth to plethora of arts, or say this land is the origin of a many types of arts. It can be dance, singing, crafts, designing, painting and so on . So what does art actually means? It can be any activity through which one can express his/her emotions , feelings and whatsoever going on within them, that all comes out beautifully either on paper or stage. Warli painting is one those handy arts, and origin of painting in india. The Warlis are  Adivasis, living in mountainous and coastal areas of Maharashtra-Gujarat border and surrounding region. They have their own Adherent beliefs, life, customs and traditions as a result of civilization  they have adopted many Hindu beliefs. The Warlis speaks an unwritten Varli language which belongs to the southern zone of the Indo-Aryan language.

Basically, this art includes square, circles, triangles, lines in a very naturally attractive manner. This extremely rudimentary wall paintings use a very basic graphic vocabulary: a circle, a triangle and a square. The circles and triangles resembles something in nature & the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees. Only the square seems to obey a different logic and seems to be a human invention, indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land. And that differs in each painting being made; They gives out the fragrance of sacred land of arts.

 

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