Staff Correspondent

HASSAN: Painter K.T. Shivaprasad, who inaugurated a painting exhibition here on Wednesday, said that the Karnataka Lalitkala Academy had failed in its objective of spreading the arts as most of its programmes were only meant to reach the target.

Addressing a gathering at the Sanskrit Bhavan, he said that painting exhibitions should be held in gallery with sufficient lighting. These facilities are not available here and paintings had been put on the wall. As the programmes were only meant to reach the target, they would end in wasteful expenditure, he said. Mr. Shivaprasad said that works of painting had become popular all over the world. However, a proper forum had not been created for marketing their work.

Nasser Ahmad, Motor Vehicle Inspector from Bijapur and a painter, said an artist could work better if he was emotionally involved in it.

Paintings of Rajasekhar from Chamarajanagar, Devaraj from Heggadadevankote, Nandish from Hunsur, Dunda Mahadevaswamy from Yelandur, Madhusudhan from Mysore and Virupaksha from Mandya were exhibited.