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Jangarh Singh Shyam : a conjuror's archive, Jyotindra Jain

Label
Jangarh Singh Shyam : a conjuror's archive
Title
Jangarh Singh Shyam
Title remainder
a conjuror's archive
Statement of responsibility
Jyotindra Jain
Title variation
Conjuror's archive
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume presents a study of the life and work of the Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam. 0Before any sound critical framework could be evolved around the phenomenal artist Jangarh Singh Shyam as the originator of an extraordinary individualistic idiom of painting, ruthless market forces regrettably came to dominate his art and Jangarh himself became their first casualty. While trying to finish a large commission at a museum in Japan under adverse circumstances, Jangarh committed suicide in 2001. He was 40.0The book probes the efficacy of extra-cultural interventions into an individual artist?s operative and relatively well-grounded indigenous cultural tradition, and asks how the latter interacts with the new, while intentionally reinventing itself. Equipped with a powerful sensibility and a profound nostalgia for the world of his native village of Patangarh that he left behind, Jangarh created, over two decades in Bhopal, a sea of paintings inhabited by gods and demons, shamans and priests, birds and animals?crabs, scorpions, lizards and crocodiles?as well as forests, trees and shrubbery. The entire realm that had remained latent in his mind?s eye over the years thus came to life, image by image, in response to the new and alluring space of paper, canvas or the expansive walls that he turned into a vast and unique conjuror?s archive?opening up a personal space from where to speak
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DKAGE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jain, Jyotindra
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shyam, Jangarh Singh
  • India
  • Ethnic art
  • Plants in art
  • Animals in art
  • Hindu gods in art
  • Animals in art
  • Ethnic art
  • Hindu gods in art
  • Plants in art
  • India
  • India
Label
Jangarh Singh Shyam : a conjuror's archive, Jyotindra Jain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 144-145)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1087031087
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9789385360633
Lccn
2018315784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1087031087
Label
Jangarh Singh Shyam : a conjuror's archive, Jyotindra Jain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 144-145)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1087031087
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9789385360633
Lccn
2018315784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1087031087

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