Varied views on canvas

December 10, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 02:51 pm IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, 07/12/2015: Paintings exhibition by Louise Larose of Canada (left) and Liudmila Panenkova of Russia at Vylloppilly Samskrti Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram. 
Photo: S. Gopakumar

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, 07/12/2015: Paintings exhibition by Louise Larose of Canada (left) and Liudmila Panenkova of Russia at Vylloppilly Samskrti Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: S. Gopakumar

The Lalithakala Akademi art gallery at the Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan here is hosting a painting exhibition by two artists from abroad.

The works, 13 by Louise Larose from Canada and 25 by Liudmila Panenkova from Russia, on display here, were completed during a 40-day residency programme at Poovar, south of Kovalam.

Liudmila uses gel pen for her ink drawings, terming her creativity “magical realism,” designed to show another dimension in which ordinary things live. She illustrates Christianity’s faith in miracles, choosing verses from the Bible for titling them.

Louise Larose works reflect her life, travels, intuition, and emotions. “I would like people who look at my paintings to experience the poetry of moments frozen in time, the joy of savouring the present,” says Louise, who specialises in acrylic painting.

She said she was inspired by the scenic beauty of Poovar and Kanyakumari. A former art teacher and artist based at Montreal, Canada, she has exhibited her works in Canada, France, USA, and Belgium.

The four-day exhibition is the third in the series hosted by the Poovar-based Art Castle International (ACI), a non-profit cultural organisation set up for the promotion of contemporary art.

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