Press Esc to close
Tuesday 17 January 2017
News updated at 4:30 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 15.7°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

A coffee book table on art

Anuradha Vellat, Bangalore, Jan 29, 2014, DHNS :
The sketch of St Philomena's Church in Mysore drawn by artist Kamalesh in one sitting, without any revision.
You can call it a coffee table book for namesake, but it really is an art book, said artist Kamalesh. From Madhukeshwara Temple in Banavasi to the Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore, the art book has 100 sketches of historically relevant places in Karnataka, captured in one sitting by the critically acclaimed artist.

Nearly after a decade, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is coming out with what is called ‘Symphony in Lines’, an exclusive coffee table book that has picturesque and unique drawings of buildings, places, monuments, pilgrimage spots and the like.
This is for the first time in the history of Karnataka that a book depicting its architectural riches is coming out. Governor H R Bhardwaj will officially launch it on February 10.

“The unique aspect of this is the fact that each drawing has been drawn in one sitting, using one pen. There has been no editing at all. Artists are usually associated with imaginations, but I would say that there is no imagination involved here. It is all factual, whatever immovable things you see in the sketch is the exact replica of what exists,” General Secretary, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Trust and conceptor behind the book, D K Chowta, said.

“It took us over three-and-a-half to four years to conceptualise this and Kamalesh has been working on it for the past two years to be precise. Many factual descriptions provided alongside the drawings are actually things you cannot find elsewhere,” Chowta told Deccan Herald.

The book, which is about one-and-a-quarter-inch thick, has an opening size of 39 by 30 inches and closing size of 19 by 13 inches. “I lived in over 120 different places in order to bring this out. It has minuscule details of some of the remote places of Karnataka and we can safely say that it is a collector’s piece,” said Kamalesh.

“I used the German Rotring ink to draw them. Madhukeshwara Temple marks the beginning of architecture in Karnataka and the Vidhana Soudha remains to be one of the latest buildings made in classical style. Hence, they are the opening and closing sketches of the book, respectively,” he said.

The 100 sketches will be displayed in frames as well, while launching the book which runs into 218 pages. These drawing will be available for purchase. About 1,500 books will be printed in one go. “It is a limited, one-time edition priced at Rs 5,000. There will not be any reprinting of it,” designer T M V Gowda said.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

London Olympics bronze medallist grappler Yogeshwar Dutt during his wedding procession at his ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English, left ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English, left ...

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Kenyan artist Evans Yegon displays one of his paintings

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Kenyan artist Evans Yegon displays one of his paintings

BJP President Amit Shah welcomes former Congress leader Yashpal Arya after he was inducted into BJP

BJP President Amit Shah welcomes former Congress leader Yashpal Arya after he was inducted into BJP

People walk under their umbrellas on snow covered road after fresh heavy snowfall in Shimla on ...

People walk under their umbrellas on snow covered road after fresh heavy snowfall in Shimla on ...

A camel performs during the ongoing 24th International Camel Festival in Bikaner on Sunday...

A camel performs during the ongoing 24th International Camel Festival in Bikaner on Sunday...

Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

Like us on Facebook

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