Thursday, March 20, 2014

Village Tales, Collage Art and more..


Collage Art
( Work on display)
Bliss Art Gallery, Pune presents a show titled, ‘Collage Paintings’. The show displays beautiful art, created using torn pieces of colourful paper comes to Bliss Art Gallery, as it hosts an exhibition of collage paintings. Created by Vikram Paranjpe, an alumnus of Abhinav Kala Vidyalaya, who is now settled in Devrukh, Konkan, the artworks at he exhibition take the art form of collage paintings to a new, professional high.

The show is on view till 29th March 2014.

Art Jugalbandhi

Government Museum & Venkatappa Art gallery, Bangalore present a show ‘Art Jugalbandhi’ a combination of charcoal drawing and water color painting; a one day charcoal drawing workshop. 

Skills like handling different types of charcoals will be taught.  Fee includes materials and lunch and one day water colour workshop. Each participant can join either for charcoal drawing or water colour painting. All the classes are held outdoor and are held in 10 different locations, across Bengaluru. 

The workshops will be held till 23rd March 2014.

Village tales
( Work by JMS Mani)
Artworld Sarala’s art Centre, Hyderabad celebrates its 49th anniversary with a two solo shows. One solo is of paintings by artist P Perumal, and the other solo show displays works of JMS Mani.

The two eminent artists present their paintings exclusive to their styles of figurations. JMS Mani’s works explore the rural landscape and the people,a s do the paintings of P Perumal. The works differ in the rendition, style and palette each of them uses.

While JMS Mani locates his protagonists in busy market places and hubs of activity depicted in sharp use of vibrant colours, Perumal uses slightly subdued hues to capture the idyllic lives of the rural cattle rearing community.

The show is on view till 31st March 2014.

(Etchigns on display)

Art Heritage gallery, New Delhi presents the solo show of artist, Kavita Nayar. The show is titled, ‘Seeds’ and is to be held in the basement gallery. The show has on display exclusive prints made by the artist, which portray a lyrical painterly quality.

Subdued hues, and full of spiritual and Buddhist symbolism, the works on display have been made by etching on zinc plates. The show finds a balance between contemplation and celebration.

The show is on view till 21st March 2014.

( News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

Lalit Kala Akademi hosts artwork from across the country
(An award-winning painting at the exhibition)
Selecting the brightest and the most imaginative artist after going through a mind-boggling number of 6,583 entries is a painstaking job. But for the Lalit Kala Akademi, it was an essential prerequisite to get the right kind of artists from across the country. This also meant getting proportional representation.
To achieve the task of selecting the 168 artists for its 55 edition of National Exhibition of Art, the Akademi-appointed committee had commensurate number of painters, sculptors, graphic artists and photo experts as its members.
Explaining the method of selecting the artists, Akademi Chairman K.K. Chakravarty said: “We did blind testing which meant the committee members were clueless about the identity of the artists whose work they had to appraise. And they had also been kept in the dark about the artists’ place of residence. Only after the selection, the details were revealed to the members.”
Of the total number of artists, 10 artists have been selected for the prestigious National Awards. And this year, noted artist S.H. Raza conferred the awards on winners on the premises of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries here on Wednesday.
Shedding light on the prestigious exhibition, which started at the Akademi on Thursday and will continue up to April 10, Dr. Chakravarty said: “The exhibition has been conceptualised in such a way that it has broad national representation. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to state that this exhibition represents the entire country. The exhibition lends extraordinary meaning to ordinary objects by associating them in unforeseen permutations and combinations.”
The exhibition is showcasing multi-storeyed facades, deserted interiors of heritage sights, empty rooms with stacks of books, iconic figures and mechanical objects. The caparisoned elephant, zebra, winged horse, bull, frog, snake, cat and rat have also been absorbed and translated into anthropomorphic forms.
(Report by Madhur Tankha for The Hindu)

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