Indulging in art
It was a feast of paintings, sculptures, figures and installations when I visited the India Arts Festival in Delhi in January this year. There was so much to admire and discuss, and I had a hard time picking some favourites. But these are the few pieces and artists who made a real impression on me, some well-known and some less visible but offbeat artists. Even though it’s delayed – some health issues meant that this writeup just got neglected from among later ones – I’d like to put up some pictures and text about the ones I liked best.
|Bravo to the cow - Gnana P
|Buddha - Charcoal on paper - Patole
|Flower made out of stoneware
|Folded paper on canvas, mixed medium - Vinita Das Gupta
|Hanuman - Ramesh Gorjala
|Image made with medical equipments - Wajid Khan
|Image made with nails - Wajid Khan
|Krishna on cow - Gnana P
|Krishna with cows - Harish Kumar
|Sculpture by DVS Krishna
|Sculpture made with metal chains - Ashwin Kadam
Rajrani Sisodia – she made what looked like paintings out of threadwork. “I haven’t learnt it anywhere, I just developed it myself when I was in class three. My mother used to make my dresses out of her saris and my father is a very good artist, so that was my inspiration – that I could make paintings with thread. We got a very good platform in Udaipur at the Shiv Niwas Palace, and now I’m showing my work elsewhere. I still work six-seven hours a day. This stitch has been developed by me,” she detailed.
Pictures: Anoop Arora