Engineer of the Enchanted Forest
Jangarh Singh Shyam

Engineer of the Enchanted Forest

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Age: 10+

“For me, art and life are unceasing silences. Art penetrates life like an explosion of dance. I remember the forests (of my childhood). That memory makes me paint what I paint.” – Jangarh Singh Shyam

Jangarh Singh Shyam was a pioneering artist who inspired the Gond-Pardhan school of art and inaugurated the Jangarh Kalam, an artistic style named after him. Learn more about his life, experiment with his style and more with this resource.

This Discover MAP pack includes:

  • An artist exploration guide – Get familiar with Jangarh Singh Shyam’s life, style and artistic practice
  • Colouring sheets – Paint in the Gond-Pardhan style
  • MAP Stories With Art – Bring Jangarh’s art to life with some creative thinking
  • MAP DIY Guide – Make your own natural pigment paints at home

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