Sunday, October 01, 2006

Jivya Soma Mashe, a legendary Warli artist

"Jivya Soma Mashe, a legendary Warli artist. Jivya Soma Mashe is the most prominent practitioner of traditional Warli art... He has traveled to Japan, Canada and several other countries, and has had many shows in galleries and museums there... Jivya Soma Mashe was the first to step beyond the borders of this ritual practice. His images are based on simple forms, such as the circle inspired by the moon and sun, the triangle based on the mountains and trees, and the square, which has no natural equivalent and therefore is used to symbolize sacred enclosures. Human bodies are represented with two triangles, which are given an extraordinary quality of life and movement... Mashe's work is striking for its refreshingly direct approach to the age-old problems of art."
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