Krishna on canvas

Krishna on canvas

Sri Krishnaya Namaha, an attempt on portraying Lord Krishna immersed in the myriad shades of colours was unwrapped here at Udupi Art Gallery on Thursday.

The five-day painting and photography exhibition on Lord Krishna was inaugurated by Paryaya Sodevadiraj mutt seer Sri Vishwavallabhatheertha Swamiji.

The expo displaying Krishna in his various moods has come alive in the abstract, semi abstract, imaginary, realistic and contemporary paintings. The paintings are of acrylic, mixed media, oil, and digital art media and also comprise pictures scribbled with pen and pencil.

As many as 56 artists and 4 photographers have put in their efforts to bring out Krishna in an exclusively artistic approach.

Krishna who is always known as the inspirational source for various art forms including painting, art, dance and music, has been shown in a mesmerising imaginary way depicting both divine and tender features in bright colours.

It seems as though Lord Krishna absorbed in varieties of colours appears more pretty and charming than ever.

The paintings of Krishna with Gopikas and toddler Krishna in search of cattle is amazing as it depicts the insight of Lord Krishna and associates him with any other common man.

Lopamudra from Delhi has her own idea of Krishna and she has scribbled Krishna engraved in the figurative stems and twigs of trees.

Deviprasd Rao from Goa has sketched Krishna in details and not in form. Shilpa Nasnolkar from Goa has shown Krishna in an entirely different stature against the traditional concept. For her, Krishna on canvas is absolutely western in approach and the art piece is a superlative classic of modernisation.

Mujib Hussein from Shimla has envisioned Krishna in a purely devotional approach. The sensitive features carved by him on the face of Krishna are intense and expressive that upholds his feminine characters. Wilson Kayyar from Kerala has portrayed Krishna entirely as a blend of conventional contemporary art.

Vasudev Kamath from Mumbai an expert in landscapes and portraiture paintings sketched the portrait of Paryaya Sodevadiraj mutt seer Sri Vishwavallabhatheertha Swamiji on spot.

Speaking to City Herald, veteran artist said there is a need to bridge the gap between artists and viewers. He says an artist should be always approachable to the people with explanation. Art is not only for artists, it is also for people and society. Art and painting has bigger life than artists.

Artists should communicate with society, it is only then the work of the artist will uphold the real sense. Art makes life beautiful and the aesthetic values should be enjoyed by all.

Many more art camps and workshops should be organised in order to bring artists nearer to the people. Even a simple representational realistic art needs explanation from its creator, he adds.
   

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