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Aircraft

Janagarh Singh Shyam1996

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

This colourfully conceived image of a tiny flying machine reveals a childlike curiosity which a tribal or villager usually has for an aircraft. He sometimes perceives it as a huge bird, something like Lord Vishnu’s Garuda, and sometimes as gods’ ‘vimanas’ - flying chariots, of which he has been hearing in mythical narratives. As if composed of colourful beads the aircraft combines in its form a bird, a royal chariot’s gorgeous look, and a machine and, above all, a curious mind.

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Details

  • Title: Aircraft
  • Creator: Janagarh Singh Shyam
  • Date: 1996
  • Location: Madhya Pradesh
  • Physical Dimensions: Paper, 35 X 53 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Gond School
  • Type: Painting

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