Need for encouraging a “museum-going culture” among Vizagites stressed

The innocence of a girl child and her impressions of the complex family system were reflected in subtle strokes of shades in the artworks of C. Sahiti at the two-day painting exhibition titled ‘My Hues’ at Visakha Museum. A graduate in fine arts from Andhra University, Sahiti’s paintings displayed at the exhibition are a compilation of two years’ hard work. “One can see the artist’s innocence and a reflection of self portrait through natural and animal forms in the paintings,” said Prof. V. Ramesh of Dept. of Fine Arts, Andhra University, who inaugurated the exhibition.

Ideas in different forms

Artworks done in the medium of acrylic on canvas and handmade paper, charcoal work and pen and ink drawings, Sahiti goes on a journey through the eyes of a girl child and presents her ideas in different forms.

“I particularly liked the painting of a tree with human faces peering out of the branches reflecting the dynamics of the family structure and the relationships shared,” said Mavuri Venkata Ramana, MD of CMR Group, who was the chief guest at the inaugural function.

Passionate about exploring the medium further, Sahiti hopes that her first painting exhibition will open wider avenues for the artist to showcase her works.

Need for visual culture

Explaining the need to give a platform to budding artists and inculcate a “museum-going culture” among Vizagites, Prof. Ramesh said that there should be sustained activity in the field of art to develop visual sensibilities and create a visual culture.

“To start with, the city should have a proper art gallery with a well-designed space for the artists to present their work.

The medium of art has evolved fast in India and gone beyond the canvas. There is plenty of scope for young artists to explore this space,” he added.

Sahiti’s painting exhibition is open to visitors on Sunday also from morning to evening.

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