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Title

Tithee bird

1991


Artist

Jangarh Singh Shyam

India

1961 - 2001


About

Jangarh Singh Shyam was 'discovered' by the renowned Indian modernist painter J Swaminath, and as a young man made the transition from village life to work in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. However it would be a mistake to think of Shyam as a tribal artist; indeed he was not born into a community of artists but a community of bards. Instead, Shyam was a tribal 'and' an artist, who was able to translate the songs and stories of his people into exquisitely rendered paintings. 'Tithee bird' is typical of Shyam's prodigious style. Vibrant, colourful, dynamic and expressive, his work gives life and vision to a world of myriad myths animated by the animals, birds, mountains and deities of his village home.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.56.


Details


Place where the work was made

Mandla District Madhya Pradesh India


Date

1991


Media category

Painting


Materials used

poster colour on paper


Dimensions

55.8 x 70.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., pencil " [not translated, Devanagari script, language Hindi] 1991".


Credit

Purchased 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

348.1993


Artist information

Jangarh Singh Shyam

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • India Songs, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Apr 1993–09 May 1993


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Victoria Lynn, India Songs: multiple streams in contemporary Indian art, Sydney, 1993, 40, 41(colour illus.), 54. no. 42

Ann Macarthur, Inspirations - Art ideas for primary and middle years, Carlton South, 2004, cover (colour illus.) , 3 (colour illus.). card 3

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Contemporary Painting in Urban and Village India', Sydney, 2003, 56 (colour illus.).