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Pedestrians to turn models for artists

A novel programme of making caricatures of all the passersby will be launched at three junctions of Mavelikara town on September 29. The event, called ‘Pedestrians’ portraits,’ is being held as part of the centenary celebrations of Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts.

Well known painters and artists, including Artist Namboodiri, cartoonists Toms and Yesudasan, and artist-curator Bose Krishnamachari will be among the galaxy of painters and artists taking part in the project, being organised by the alumni association of the college.

About 500 painters and artists will be on the job from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day at Buddha Junction, Mitchel Junction, and the KSRTC junction.

Alumni association president T.A.S. Menon said the caricatures prepared by stalwarts would be signed and handed over to the people on the spot.

About 3,000 pictures are expected to be drawn. The event will earn a place in the history of Kerala’s cultural mosaic, he said.

A get-together of students of the college will be held from 2 p.m. at the Mavelikara municipal town hall.

It will be inaugurated by Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Chairman Kattoor Narayana Pillai.

September 29 is the birthday of the founder of the institution, artist Rama Varma Raja, the son of Raja Ravi Varma.

The alumni association is planning to organise a four-month celebration, including painting exhibition, seminars, publication of a souvenir and honouring of artists.



500 painters to be at work on September 29

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