Impressed by artist Paresh Maity’s works of art, specially his landscapes, the Kerala Tourism Department invited him to do his own visual interpretations of God’s Own Country. With this invitation, Maity has become the second artist in India after M. F. Husain to be invited by the Kerala Government. The artist was accompanied by famous photographer Nemai Ghosh who captured the artist at various stages of painting.
Maity produced some 50 works including drawings, watercolours, oils and mixed media.
These works will be displayed at Travancore Art Gallery from this Thursday till March 31.
A book on this project, “An Enchanting Journey — Paresh Maity’s Kerala” was launched this Wednesday. The book published by Art Alive is a visual travelogue of the artist with text written by Ravi Shankar and a critical essay on the works by Professor R. Siva Kumar.
As far as the works go, they comprise Kerala’s winter mist, waterscapes, dark monsoon skies, festive spirit, Kathkali dancers, moving boats, endless greens and much more.
The works will move to Art Alive gallery from April 1 to remain there till the 19th of the month.