Art, culture finds new canvas in city

Art, culture finds new canvas in city

Colouring walls

Different hues: Artistes paint the compound of Sri Manmaharaja Sanskrit School replicating various art forms, in Mysore on Thursday.Dh Photo

What assumes significance here, it’s happening in a big way in Mysore popular as cultural capital of Karnataka.

The Mysore city corporation (MCC) has begun to paint the walls of the buildings- with the various art forms, besides replica of other prominent structures that have cemented the position of culturally rich part of the State on global map.

On Thursday, a portion of the compound of Sri Manmaharaja Sanskrit School was painted with the various art forms- yakshagana, dollu kunita and nagari (another type of drum) with artistes attired in traditional dresses. Similarly, most of the buildings- be it government or private will be given artistic touch, that helps promoting the city with Dasara in the offing.

The buildings on Chamaraja double road, New Sayyaji Rao road, Dhanwantri road, Ramanuja road, Sewage Farm road among others have been identified for the purpose. Prominent among them are D Banumaiah’s educational institution, JSS Hospital and old age home in Vidyaranyapuram.

It all began with the bunch of interested students from chamaraja academy of visual arts (CAVA) painting the compound of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens popular as Mysore Zoo with the replica of famous tourist spots in the State.

The then mayor Sandesh Swamy had initiated for the same as an experiment, which later inspired the authorities to replicate in a bigger way.

According to sources, the project is being implemented at a huge cost. Tenders had been invited for the purpose and the successful bidder, also an artist is entrusted with the job.