Brush with art

Brush with art

Live painting

It was a day filled with acrylic paints, charcoal and crayons as the third edition of India’s biggest live painting festival opened at Rangoli Metro Centre, MG Road on Thursday.

About 250 artists from all over the City came together to participate in the festival and pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The theme for the event was ‘Remembering Mahatma’.   Organised by Artville to promote art, artists and art culture, the event was inaugurated by H Sreenivasaiah, chairman of Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi, and artist SG Vasudev.

 Vasudev urged youngsters to take up art because of its therapeutic effect and H
 Sreenivasaiah recounted a few personal anecdotes of Gandhi. The event started with the lighting of the lamp. Prasad, one of the artists, was seen drawing a tiger on canvas to represent Gandhi’s message of kindness to animals. “Gandhi had said that one can judge a country by the way their animals are treated,” he said.

The event saw artists from different schools like Chitrakala Parishat and Srishti School of Art and Design taking part. The event went on till about 8 pm. Selected paintings will be exhibited at the Metro.