Source: The post is based on the article “A brush for change” published in The Hindu on 4th November 2022.
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24 artists have attempted to draw attention to the severity of climate change, at a time when experts are preparing for COP27 in Egypt.
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Bada Dev: A revered deity for Gond-Pradhan tribes. He is believed to reside in the Saja tree. The Gond are a Dravidian ethnolinguistic group and are one of the largest tribal groups in India.
Warli paintings: It is a type of tribal art that is predominantly done by tribal people from Maharashtra’s North Sahyadri Range. This tribal art originated in Maharashtra and is still practiced.
Madhubani painting: It is a well-known form of art famous in the state of Bihar in India. This exceptional art form has five different styles (Bharni, Kachni, Tantrik, Godna, Kohbar) with distinct features.
Mata ni Pachedi: Literally meaning ‘behind the mother goddess’, the painting is mainly done by the nomadic Vaghari community of Gujarat.