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Cynosure of eyes

Religious and human forms dominate the Visakha Art Society's exhibition

THE VISAKHA Art Society's exhibition, which is currently on at Chitramayee State Gallery of Arts, is a treat for the eye and the soul alike. With 23 artists showcasing their talent, each contribution is a mesmerising interplay of colours and emotions. More than a 100 oeuvres that are on display include paintings, sculptures and prints. Religious and human forms' themes are the most dominant ones with - Buddha, Krishna and the female forms painted in both flamboyant and wistful flavours. Abstract colour paintings are truly striking, while those with a contrast effect of "hot and cool" colours are intriguing. The sculptures depict themes from rural life, abstract forms and terracotta figures. Realism in scenes from everyday life is aptly balanced. "Indian painters are different from the western ones through their use of dark, bright and contrasting colours," says Padakandla, an artist whose sculptures are on display. "Every artist responds to society and environment around him in his own peculiar way. That is how one gets a glimpse of society, politics, past experiences of the artist in his or her works. This is also why each creation of art is different," he adds.

Different techniques

The various techniques used by painters include ink, etching, tinting, wood cut, lino cut, and colour lithography. In sculpting, the modes used are fibre, terracotta and wood.

The society is presenting the works of the debutants as also well-known names like Hari Prasad and Prabhakar M. The other participants are Adinarayana, Bhupali, Bobbadi, G.S Vasu, K.S Kamesh, Murali Prasad, Padakandla, Panda, Prabhakar, Prasad K.V.S., Ramana Murthy, R.K. Kota, Ramesh Edibilli, Rashmi Trivedi, Srinivas Rao, Suresh, Surya Rao, Swarnalata, Uma Vegesina, Pratap Modi and Shaik Sayyad.

Visakha Art Society aims to help the up and coming artists in displaying their flair on a common platform. It also opens up doors for discussions on various aspects of art. More workshops, exhibitions and discussion forums are on the anvil for the organisation in its efforts at popularising art . Each painting speaks only for your ears.

The assortment of paintings at the exhibition is a testimony to that.

The exhibition is on view between 12.00 p.m. and 8.00 pm till April 14.


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