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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Singh Shyam, Jangarh, born 1964 - died 2001
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Madhya Pradesh (made)

  • Date:

    1989 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Singh Shyam, Jangarh, born 1964 - died 2001 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn in ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.35-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Jangarh was a 'Gond' tribal (a tribal community located in central India). He has been recognised as one of the most talented Indian artists of contemporary tribal art, that orginated from a rural, non urban background. In 1986 he received the 'Shikhar Samman' one of the highest artistic awards from the Indian government in recognition of his artistic contribution. This composition was produced by the artist in the latter stage of his career, possibly for an Indian gallery or for an exhibition at one of the folk art and craft museums in India, either the Arts and Crafts Museum in New Delhi, or the Bharat Bhavan Tribal Museum in Bhopal. Jangarh died in July 2001.

The artist has used a black pen to depict a peacock standing against a feathery background. The peacock appears to be rising towards an imaginary sky without the aid of wings (the peacock has no wings). In this case he has not used traditional materials but used a cheap pen to depict a very elaborate design.

Physical description

A black pen drawing on white paper of a standing peacock surrounded by large, feathery plumage.

Place of Origin

Madhya Pradesh (made)

Date

1989 (made)

Artist/maker

Singh Shyam, Jangarh, born 1964 - died 2001 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Drawn in ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated in Hindi on lower right.

Dimensions

Height: 35.5 cm, Width: 28 cm, Height: 60.1 cm with mount, Width: 45 cm with mount

Object history note

This drawing by the artist Jangah Singh Shyam is one of a set of five bird and animal images depicting the natural world of Gond tribal beliefs.

Historical significance: Jangarh has been recognised as one of the most talented Indian artists of contemporary tribal art, that orginated from a rural, non urban background. In 1986 he received the 'Shikhar Samman' one of the highest artistic awards from the Indian government in recognition of his artistic contribution. This composition was produced by the artist in the latter stage of his career, possibly for an Indian gallery or for an exhibition at one of the folk art and craft museums in India, namely the Arts and Crafts Museum New Delhi, or Bharat Bhavan Tribal Museum in Bhopal. Jangarh died in July 2001.

Descriptive line

Drawing, peacock, by Jangarh Singh Shyam, drawing in pen, Madhya Pradesh, India, 1989

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jain, Jyotindra (1998) ' Other Masters: Five Contemporary Folk and Tribal Artists of India', Ctafts Museum, New Delhi. p16-33.

Materials

Pen; Ink; Paper

Techniques

Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Peacock

Categories

Drawings; Paintings; Animals and Wildlife; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Production Type

unique

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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