Different strokes at Chitra Santhe draws art lovers

More than a fair

Different strokes at Chitra Santhe draws art lovers

Vinobha road near the Metropole Circle here turned into flowerbeds of paintings on Sunday, changing the visual effect of the place as part of the day-long Chitra Santhe (Art Fair).

More than 100 artisans from various parts of the state and neighbouring states participated in the fair that provided the much-needed visual treat for Mysoreans.

Prakash K Payyanur from Kerala, who had spread his works, had a typical touch of the god’s own country with different paintings of ‘Kathakali’. A huge canvas, which showcased navrasas by a Kathakali artist was the cynosure of all eyes and the price too was a shocking Rs 50,000!

Having a studio at his native place, Prakash says he has participated with enthusiasm and had good orders from foreign countries.

It was like standing in a park surrounded by blooming flowers at the stall of Dr Chandavar Vidya R where the portraits were all types of flowers and nothing else.

Vidya, who is a freelance artist and an associate professor in Yuvaraja’s College said she chose to display portraits of flowers but her collection includes original paintings in oil and acrylic medium. The works include portraits, landscapes and still life.

Jugalkishor from Nipani had displayed sketches on white background and his paintings based on narrow roads in pilgrimage centres create an illusion of the place right in front of you.

Shirish Deshpande from Belgaum had displayed ballpen art which was unique. He said a small painting takes him at least three days with a maximum of five hours work every day.

Coffee paintings

Huge paintings made of Bru coffee powder by Bhavani from Bangalore not only spread the aroma of coffee but also attracted a huge number of people who were surprised to find paintings made out of coffee powder.

Organised by Vishwamanava Vidyarthi Yuva Vedike, the fair attracted many who had gathered on the premises, admiring the different strokes.

The organisers had also arranged a painting competition for school children in the morning and their art work were displayed on the spot to encourage young talents.
Miniature pencil lead carvings, realistic paintings, replicas, whatever your taste is, they were showcased here.

The artists who were capable of making pencil sketches in just 15 minutes were doing great business as people were happy to get their sketches done for just Rs 100. The crowd was a mixture from all age groups.

The fair was earlier inaugurated by Karnataka Lalithkala Academy chairman C S Krishna Shetty. Mayor M C Rajeshwari also participated.

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