Press Esc to close
Saturday 20 December 2014
News updated at 8:26 AM IST
Weather
Max: 24°C
Min : 18.2°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

'Art work must make viewer immerse himself into it'

Bangalore: Mar 4, 2013 DH News Service

Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthamurthy said on Sunday that a great piece of art would tempt one to stand before it and immerse oneself into it. He, however, regretted that exhibitions don’t accommodate such art works.

The writer was speaking after releasing the book 'Vruksha – Vasudev's art and life,' on the occasion of the 73rd birthday celebration of well-known artist S G Vasudev.

“Great works of art go beyond the sense of seeing and make you read them. Vasudev's art will definitely stand in the proud lineage of such art,” said Ananthamurthy.

Ananthamurthy said he was not so well versed with art and paintings. He said he often felt embarrassed at art exhibitions because of this. He said art exhibitions in Europe have seating arrangements for enthusiasts to sit comfortably and immerse themselves in the art.

Ananthamurthy recalled his association with Vasudev. He said it was he who designed the cover page of his first published novel ‘Samskara’ with a new found idiom of art.

Another Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad, who was the chief guest at the function, said the book was a great contribution to Kannada as no such rich work had come out in the language, documenting a visual medium.

Karnad said Indianness had to be celebrated on the world art stage and Vasudev's work had that potential.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People takes protection against cold with woollens...

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

a migrant carries a tent trough a field...

a migrant carries a tent trough a field...

King penguins stand on the edge of their tank ...

King penguins stand on the edge of their tank ...

Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ash as it erupts...

Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ash as it erupts...

Kashmiri students wearing shrouds with red colour

Kashmiri students wearing shrouds with red colour

Staff dressed as Santa Claus try to squeeze into a car at a theme...

Staff dressed as Santa Claus try to squeeze into a car at a theme...

The VIP flyover wears a deserted look during Taxi strike in Kolkata...

The VIP flyover wears a deserted look during Taxi strike in Kolkata...

Children during a Christmas celebration at National Centre for Performing Arts ...

Children during a Christmas celebration at National Centre for Performing Arts ...

Hero Action Team during a cycling expedition at Kufri...

Hero Action Team during a cycling expedition at Kufri...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523