Sunday, March 18, 2012

Warli Life

Unlike the monochromatic depiction, I have engaged in a colourful Warli painting. I have been on it for a few days now. So what do you think? I enjoyed creating it....though it looks simple, it does consume a lot of time to complete with it's little details. I personally feel that Indian folk art has it's own charm. I have a soft corner for folk art.


Warli Life - 18x24 inches
Acrylics on streched canvas
Price on request






Warli art is an ancient Indian folk art tradition of painting of a Maharashtrian tribe called Warli.. Historians believe that the Warli tradition can be traced back to as far as the Neolithic period between 2,500 BC and 3,000 BC.The Warli paintings essentially depict the basic principles of life which are main theme or basis of any tribe. Their major designs include the harvest season, celebration, wedding, rituals and births. The trademark of Warli paintings is the use of geometric designs such as triangles, circles, squares, dots and crooked lines are used to depict human figures, animal figures, houses, crops etc. Warli art is known for its monochromatic depictions that express the folk life of socio-religious customs, imaginations and beliefs. Predominately white color is used on a red earthen background.

30 comments:

Nisha said...

Exquisitely done Deepa! So proud of you!!!! Keep them coming in all shapes and colours and styles!!! Love them all.

Sarmistha said...

loved this one,Deepa!!So beautiful unlike the usual black and white.Enjoyed going thru the details.I also particularli liked the border.Looks like taanth sari border of Bengal.

Dee said...

awesome work
i loved the middle one very much :)
meticulous !

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I really get the feel for Warli. And this looks far from simple. There's a lot of wonderful patterning here! Amazing!

Lynn said...

Such precision and detail...lovely...I enjoyed looking at it slowly and reading about the tribe, thanks for sharing it all.

AmitAag said...

So intricate a work, done so immaculately... marvelous Deepa! Congrats!

deepazartz said...

@Nisha, Thanks dear :)

@Sarmistha, Thanks a lot and yes, it does have that kind of a border :)

@Thanks Dee:)

@Thanks a lot Bella...glad that you got the feel:)

@Thanks dear Lynn...glad to have you here after a long time...happy that you liked reading about the tribe as well:)

@Thanks a lot Amit:)

Vasudha S said...

Wow, I didn't know Warli can be painted so colorful. Lovely work!

joshi daniel said...

something new and loved it!

Simran said...

Beautiful Warli paintings..
Loved it!
Nice to know about it!
Keep sharing

Gloria said...

Hi Deepaz. Hope you are doing well and thanks for the intro to your piece. I learned something new today. Your piece is amazing, great work. Very colorful. I like the way it tells a story of their lives. Very very nice. Have a great week.

raji said...

Another warli painting. Love this Deepa! Keep painting!

notyet100 said...

Too good :)

Arti said...

Very beautiful and delicate with immaculate detailing! Loved it and also the information on the art form was new for me. Many thanks for sharing :)

Aparna said...

lovely colourful warli Deepa..:)

Gayathri said...

Its beautiful... painting is one of the best activity where you blend with it and enjoy yourself. :)

indu chhibber said...

extremely pretty-no wonder you are in love with it -now i am too,glad i found your blog,shall follow it .

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indu chhibber said...

Very pretty creations-& all self-taught too...great! i am glad i found your blog...shall follow it .

magiceye said...

absolutely wonderful!!

Harish said...

That is impressive work, you got talent!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Amazing!

Bindu Mallela said...

Worli in color,loved it!!!!!!

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Ariel said...

This is soo good. So happy to get to know your blog. Your work is really inspiring.
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Rekha Gaikar said...

Hey its very nice and yes colourful too :))

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Sanjeev said...

Amazing work.


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Jessica Sporn said...

Very beautiful.

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