Shivji and the Mahua flowers (the stages of intoxication)

Shivji and the Mahua flowers (the stages of intoxication)
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Shivji and the Mahua flowers (the stages of intoxication)
Shivji and the Mahua flowers (the stages of intoxication)
Shivji and the Mahua flowers (the stages of intoxication)
SKU: Gond-8

Patangarh, Madhya Pradesh State
c.2011
Acrylic on canvas
(48" h. x 30" w. )

In this painting the artist depicts the stages a person goes through when he is intoxicated. Once Lord Shiva was doing penance under a tree he felt thirsty; he looked around for water and found it in a hollow of the Mahua tree. He did not realize that the water contained fermented Mahua flowers. After sipping some, he was euphoric, felt light in the head and became very talkative and chirped like a parrot. He could not resist and had some more. The more he had the louder and aggressive he got, it was as though he had taken the persona of a tiger. By this time he had lost all his senses and could not stand and started rolling on the ground like a wild boar.

Rajendra Shyam

Rajendra Shyam depicts the Gondi tales in great detail on his canvases. His favourite colour is brown in all its shades. He has adopted banda, the rope used to bind sheaves of grain, as his signature infill motiff to provide texture to his forms.

Rajendra has exhibited his work at Nottingham's New Art Exchange Gallery, London in 2009. Raju in collaboration with Venkant Shyam also painted a 70kg fiberglass elephant, Udata Hathi as a part of the Elephant Parade Mela. His depictions of tales of deity Bada Dev have been exhibitited at Horniman Art Gallery London in June 2011.

$3200
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