Monday, December 1, 2014

Colours come to life in Bidar

Visitors looking at the paintings exhibited during the Chitra Kala Jatrein Bidar on Sunday.

Art lovers had a field day in Bidar on Sunday as artists laid out mattresses on the foot paths near Ambedkar Circle and began painting. They also exhibited their creations along the road leading to the City Municipal Council. They were participating in the first ever Chitra Kala Jatre organised by S.M. Pandit College of Fine Arts and Sunrise Association. The event is modelled on the Chitra Sante held in Bangalore.

Artists from the district were joined by those from neighbouring Kalaburagi and Yadgir and other States like Maharashtra and Telangana. Artists presented pencil drawings, portraits, landscapes, monuments, events, nature and wildlife. They were in classical, modern, expressionist and absurd styles. Prerana Ravikumar, a housewife, said she was spoilt for choice. “I was just looking for one painting of Lord Krishna for my living room. There are so many different paintings here that I don’t know which to pick,” she said. Fouzia Ahmed, an artist who had come from Kalaburagi, said she was enthused by the response. “I will come again next year,” said the painter who focuses on monuments. Sandip Patil, who teaches at Natural Fine Arts College, said youngsters were experimenting with themes, styles and images.


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