Thursday, February 25, 2010

Marks of a Life

Ganga Devi (1928 - 1991)
India
Ganga Devi, aripan, 1990, from the Japan Series

Ganga Devi, Naina-jogin, 1988-89
Ganga Devi, The Cycle of Life, 1983-85, detail (Pregnant woman reclining on the ground)via will

I respond to the quality of line drawing in Ganga Devi's works. 
She began life as an Indian village artist and ended up traveling the world documenting ordinary life using the traditional art form known as Madhubani

Imagine my good fortune to find a person who scanned many pages of her work from a long out-of-print book.
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2 comments:

  1. you might also enjoy the work of Barbara Hanrahan....

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