My art connection

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. I read this great quote by Pablo Picasso but my first acquaintance with the art was not in an art gallery but on my way from office to metro station in CP. As I was walking, I noticed these huge picture frames on top of buildings and central park. I went ahead to take a closer look and I have to admit that I was completely taken away by the excellence of those pieces.

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My art connection

Benaras, a sacred place or a place for art

Paramesh Paul- Benaras

Benaras, painting by Mumbai based artist Paramesh Paul, represents the city Varanasi, an Indian city situated on the banks of the river Ganga. It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism, and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. The city is also considered as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

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Benaras, a sacred place or a place for art

Rang Rasia, movie on Raja Ravi Varma

Rang Rasia

Rang Rasiya, a film by director Ketan Mehta based on the life and period of the renowned painter Raja Ravi Varma. The film will finally hit screens this week after delay of over half a decade due to lack of funds required for the release of this film based on our national icon.

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Rang Rasia, movie on Raja Ravi Varma

Not me not you

not me not you by Chintan Upadhyay
Not me not you, sculpture by Mumbai based artist Chintan Upadhyay. The subject of Upadhyay’s work is often babies, animated and stylized against a bold solid background, they are stripped of the simplicity of their vulnerable nature. From blank slate to something slightly more affected, the imagery of culture is impressed upon them visually in tattoo like designs.

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Not me not you

Kumbh

kumbh

Kumbh, a mass of Hindu pilgrimage of faith, is believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth and is held every 12 years on the banks of the ‘Sangam’, which is the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. I have clicked this image at Maha Kumbh held on 2013 at the Holy Sangam in Allahabad.

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Kumbh