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Title

Agriculture in different seasons

1992

Artist

Minakshi

India

1968 –

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Maharashtra India
    Cultural origin
    Varli
    Date
    1992
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    rice paste and poster colour on paper
    Dimensions
    58.5 x 91.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, in Devanagari script, white poster colour, "Minakshi Vasukhe Vayeda". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    350.1993
    Copyright
    © Minakshi

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    Artist information
    Minakshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The original inhabitants of India are most correctly described by the umbrella term Adivasi. Under this term a large number of communities exist with different social, religious and artistic practises.

    Minakshi was born into a community of Varli or Warli people in Ganjad, in rural Maharastra. Traditionally she painted on the walls of domestic dwellings but as her practise grew she travelled to different centres around India to exhibit her paintings made using a grass blade, rice paste and poster colour on paper or cloth.

    Her painting often has the diagrammatic quality of a pictogram but is rendered with an exquisite attention to detail that captures the nuances of everyday life. The artist's eye for detail and delight in celebrating everyday events, weaving them into larger compositions, is a distinguishing feature of her work.

    Here you see the cycle of agricultural activity that takes place during the year: ploughing the soil, sowing the seed, harvesting the crop and threshing the grain.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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