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Title

Yellow tiger

1992


Artist

Teju

India

circa 1950 -


About

Teju belongs to the Pauva caste, also known as Jogi or Bharathari. Their profession is to wake people at dawn, by singing. She first showed her work in Dehli at the Crafts Museum in 1985. She has also participated more recently in a show of her drawings at the Volkenkundemuseum, Zurich University, 1992 and 'Prakriti', Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, 1993. She has done many murals on cowdung and clay walls in Delhi and Udaipur. Her paintings on paper are in collections in India, Switzerland, Germany and America. Teju drew for the first time in 1986 at the encouragement of Haku Shah, her patron. She was directly inspired by the things around her, her house, children and Hindu beliefs. She often portrays herself in her work. While Teju's art does not derive from a particular 'Adivasi' style, it nevertheless displays influences from Rhajastani painting. Her images possess the same intensity apparent in the metallic sound of her voice.

India Songs, AGNSW, 1993, p. 48.


Details


Place where the work was made

India


Date

1992


Media category

Painting


Materials used

poster colour on paper


Dimensions

56.5 x 71.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

352.1993


Artist information

Teju

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
India

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Victoria Lynn, India Songs: multiple streams in contemporary Indian art, Sydney, 1993, 48, 49 (colour illus.), 54. no. 60