Waterlife

1,215.00

Author: Rambharos Jha

9789380340135 | HB | pp. 28 | 2012 | Tara Books

Waterlife, drawn in the Mithila art style, gives the artists interpretation of many life forms in water. Featuring crocodiles, frogs etc.

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Waterlife features Mithila art, a form of folk painting from Bihar in eastern India. The artist Rambharos Jha grew up on the banks of the legendary river Ganga, and developed a fascination for water and water life. In this visually sumptuous book, Jha creates an unusual artist’s journal, adapting the motifs of the Mithila style to express his own vision. He frames his colorful images of octopus, crocodiles, birds and shellfish with a playful text that evokes both childhood memory and folk legend.

Waterlife is silk-screen printed by hand on handmade paper, and hand-numbered to indicate the limited print run.

Author:

Rambharos Jha

ISBN:

9789380340135

Publisher:

Tara Books

Binding:

Hardback

Pages:

28

Year of Publication:

2012

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author grew up on the banks of the legendary river Ganga, and developed a fascination for water and water life. Born in the culture-rich district of Darbanga in the Mithila region, he moved to Madhubani as a child when his father started work in a government supported art and culture project. Since then he has followed his own creative impulses, developing the tradition in his own distinctive style. This is his first book.

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