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FACE IT Jaya Kumar's oil-on-canvas portrait, which will be part of the show
FACE IT Jaya Kumar's oil-on-canvas portrait, which will be part of the show

The show puts together the works of over 70 artists from Bangalore, as part of a fund-raising programme

The week-long exhibition of paintings, Art And The City, showcases the works of over 70 artists of Bangalore. The paintings have been donated by the city's artist community to help raise funds and put into motion a multi-pronged art appreciation and promotion programme.

Absorbing portraits

"This exhibition, organised by Ananya Drishya, is a window that provides an opportunity to a wider public to appreciate the cumulative effort of Bangalore's artists," says the exhibition catalogue. "Artists who have lived all their years in Bangalore, local artists educated elsewhere who have settled here, artists from other States who have made the city their home. The fact that all of them have contributed to this effort marks a step towards a better understanding that calls for unity of spirit and principle, which is required if art in its true sense has to survive."On display at the exhibition would be some absorbing portraits rendered by Yusuf Arakkal (pastels on paper), S.G. Vasudev (from the She and Tree series), J.M.S. Mani (from the Badami People series) and Jaya Kumar (untitled/oil on canvas) along with Jasu Rawal's delicately delineated images (ink on paper), Chandranath Acharya's stimulating oils and Vijay Bagodi's etching titled Homage To Labour.

Eye-catching

Milind Nayak's Following The Stroke (acrylic on canvas), R. Raja's Cant Say What (reverse work with oil on transparent acrylic), Anuradha Nalapat's Rhythm Of The Plant, T.M. Aziz's imprint of an outstretched palm, Babu Eshwar Prasad's inquisitively composed screens and Venugopal's Urban Designs would be among the images to catch the eye.(Starting 6.30 p.m. today, the exhibition will be on at the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Kasturba road, Bangalore, till March 17.) ATHREYA


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