JYOTI BHATT

ART BY JYOTI BHATT: SERIGRAPHS (PRINTS) AVAILABLE


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BIOGRAPHY


Jyotindra Manshankar Bhatt, widely known as Jyoti Bhatt, is a celebrated Indian artist whose work mixes tribal designs and motifs with elements of modern life and culture. In a bright yet soft color palette, his paintings and fine art prints communicate through a personal language of symbols. Traditional figures like peacocks, parrots, lotuses, gods and goddesses appear alongside contemporary ones like the Indian flag, tea cups, rainbows and red hearts. He also frequently explores the European painting genre of tabletop still lifes.

While art by Jyoti Bhatt is influenced by Indian folk art, it is not confined to one specific style. He alternately references the patterns of Madhubani, the flowering borders of Pattachitra and even the dots and lines of Gond painting. This wide range of influences is informed by his photographic travels. In the 1960s, he was commissioned to photograph Gujarati tribal art for a seminar, but he fell in love with the project and continued it on his own accord. Concerned about disappearing art forms, he extensively traveled across India to document practices from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar.

Jyoti Bhatt studied painting at M.S. University in Baroda, under revered artists N. S. Bendre and K.G. Subramanyan. In fact, Bhatt and a group of fellow students became known as “The Baroda School,” a movement which drew inspiration from folk traditions and crafts and advocated for their preservation. Jyoti later studied fresco and mural painting at Banasthali Vidyapith in Rajasthan, and he also continued his education at the Academia di Belle Arti in Naples, Italy and Pratt Institute in New York during the 1960s. Today, his work is held in prestigious international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., The British Museum, London and the Museum of Art & Photography in Bangalore. He has received numerous awards, including the National Award in 1963 and the Padma Shri in 2019.

You are welcome to buy artist Jyoti Bhatt’s fine art prints online or view them at our gallery in Palo Alto (San Francisco Bay Area). All serigraphs are signed by the artist.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is a serigraph?
Serigraphs are a type of high quality, limited edition screen print made on high quality paper in collaboration with the artist. A different ‘screen’ or stencil is created for each color, and then ink is pushed through the corresponding stencil onto the paper. This printing process is repeated multiple times, using a separate stencil for each color. A single serigraphic print can have as many as 25 colors or more. Each print is then numbered and signed by the artist.

Are the serigraphs signed?
Each print has been hand-signed by the artist and also comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Is shipping available worldwide?
Yes, we offer both domestic and international shipping, and all fees are on actuals. We frequently ship throughout the US as well as to Europe, Africa and Asia.

How are the serigraphs shipped?
Prints are packed by professionals and shipped rolled in a tube. Each shipment is covered by transit insurance. All fees are on actuals.

Are the serigraphs framed?
No, serigraphs are sold unframed. However, works on paper must always be framed to properly protect them from warping and discoloration. You can read more advice about framing on our blog.

How should the artwork be taken care of?
As a resource for clients, we have written a guide on the best art care tips for works on paper.

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