Sun and Moon: Fold Tales by Various ArtistsASIAN ART MUSEUM
Part of everyday life, yet rich in symbolic meaning, renderings of the sun and the moon are present in all folk and tribal art traditions of India. They are always in relationship with each other. Agrarian societies keep track of time by referring to markers in the seasonal variations of the sun, moon, and the planets. Over the course of time, they have also woven wonderful stories and myths around them. Here, for the first time, is a collection of unusual stories and exquisite art from some of the finest living artists, on this most universal of themes.
Various folk and indigenous artists from across India have contributed to this volume. Many of them are among the best known in their traditions, and the list includes the award-winning Gond artists Bhajju Shyam and Durga Bai from Bhopal, India. It also includes artists such as Ramsingh Urveti, Rambharos Jha and Sunita with whom Tara has worked on books earlier.