The flutist

Grace and elegance


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The musician seems to be at one with her instrument in a graceful and slender manner, leaning slightly forward, fully absorbed in her playing. More...

Height : 7,67'

Weight : 0.88 lbs

Tribal Art

Lost wax casting - copper alloy

Origin : Odisha - India




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Tribal art



The tribes, practicing the Dokra art, originate from the Bastar region, in South India (today located in the state of Chattisgarh), they emigrated several centuries before and settled almost everywhere in India from North to South.

Most have kept their tradition (culinary art, clothing, festivals) and their animist religion.


Dokra art



This traditional and artisanal art has not changed for millennia (more than 4000 years) and the technique used is always that of lost wax: a coarse clay model is made and then covered with wax by the artist who will give it its final form with its details. The whole is again covered with a clay mixture and then heated in an open hearth where a copper alloy will be poured. see Blog.

The objects produced by Dokra artists can be of a usual nature: cup, candle holder ... musical instruments (brass), or artistic such as jewelry, animals: horses, elephants, turtles ..., statues of men and women representing scenes of daily life and Hindu deities adopted by the tribes: Ganesh, Lakshmi ...



Posture Standing in a slender, almost threadlike attitude, typical of the representation in this region, the artist captured a moment of concentration of the musician. The features are refined to the maximum, few details in the face, clothes or jewelry, only the posture transcribes the general impression.

Here, due to the small size of the statue, there is no clay-based molding: the statue is worked directly on a wax base which is sculpted very finely by the artist.

In this statue we find one of the themes dear to Dokra: music which is also very present everywhere in India. It plays a large role in sacred ceremonies: animist rites, dances during wedding ceremonies ..

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« Very happy with the gift I gave myself with the statuette of Shiva Nataraj representing the cosmic wheel with his multiple arms. Bertrand Bellaize, through his relationship with Indian artisans, puts us in direct contact with tribal art, far from the international trade organized for mass production. I can savor every day the purity of the delicate gestures of the Shiva and thus open myself to the surge of spirituality that this symbolism offers me. » (Pierre J)
 
« I, who often did not know what to give as a gift, here is the 3rd statue of Ganesh Art India that I offer in a year, this time a bust of a Bastar woman with an "inaccessible gaze". With joy in many facets: seeing the delighted expression of the person to whom I am giving the gift, allowing a gifted but unknown Indian artist to earn a little better a living and living a simple and perfect transaction with Ganesh Art India. Bertrand Bellaize is a reliable and careful person and his statues are even more beautiful in real life than in photos. » (Eric D.)
 
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