This painting speaks about the the fox and the grapes story. Once, a fox was very hungry. He searched for food. Â At last he saw a bunch of grapes hanging from a grapevine. He wanted to eat the grapes. So, he jumped and jumped, but in vain. But he could not reach the grapes. So, the fox went away saying, â€œThose grapes are sour.!"Â .Executed in Bhajju's signature style, this work is minutely detailed with the pattern of dots-and-dashes. This is a wonderful addition to a your room.
The Gonds are among the largest tribes in Central India. Though predominantly centered in Madhya Pradesh, they are present in significant numbers in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.Â They paint their walls with vibrant depictions of local flora, fauna and gods. The Gond tribe believed " viewing a good image begets good luck". Gond paintings depict various celebrations, rituals and manâ€™s relationship with nature.Â
This painting is the original work of renowned Gond artist, Bhajju Shyam. Bhajju Shyam, internationally acclaimed Gond artist, exhibited his work at the Museum of London and on tour in the UK, Germany, Holland, Italy and Russia. Born in 1971 in the Gond tribal village of Patangarh, sixteen year-old Bhajju travelled to Bhopal where he became apprentice to Jangarh Singh Shyam. His best-known work, The London Jungle Book, is a visual travelogue of his 2002 visit to London, where he went to paint the interior of an up-market Indian restaurant. The book, published by Tara Books and the Museum of London, was released in November 2004, along with a three-month exhibition at the Museum. In 2001, he received a state award for Best Indigenous Artist. He also was the winner of the Ojas Art Award in 2015. He has illustrated more than 10 books. Presenting with exceptional works, all of Bhajju Shyam's art are symbolic of nature and his personal relationship with his natural surroundings. The painting is signed by the artist.Â