An image of Agriculture in different seasons

Minakshi

(India 1968 – )

Agriculture in different seasons

Location
Not on display
Further information

The original inhabitants of India are most correctly described by the umbrella term Adivasi. Under this term a large number of communities exist with different social, religious and artistic practises.

Minakshi was born into a community of Varli or Warli people in Ganjad, in rural Maharastra. Traditionally she painted on the walls of domestic dwellings but as her practise grew she travelled to different centres around India to exhibit her paintings made using a grass blade, rice paste and poster colour on paper or cloth.

Her painting often has the diagrammatic quality of a pictogram but is rendered with an exquisite attention to detail that captures the nuances of everyday life. The artist's eye for detail and delight in celebrating everyday events, weaving them into larger compositions, is a distinguishing feature of her work.

Here you see the cycle of agricultural activity that takes place during the year: ploughing the soil, sowing the seed, harvesting the crop and threshing the grain.

Place of origin
Maharashtra, India
Cultural origin
Varli
Year
1992
Media
Painting
Medium
rice paste and poster colour on paper
Dimensions
58.5 x 91.1 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, in Devanagari script, white poster colour, "Minakshi Vasukhe Vayeda". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1993
Accession number
350.1993
Copyright
© Minakshi