'Preserve art, culture of India'

Artists Pundalika Shenoy, Gopadkar, Subrahmanya Bharathi Swamiji of Adoni Mutt, CBOO Chairman T R Bhat, President D N Prakash, architect Christopher Noronha at the CBOO Hall in Mangalore on Friday. DH photoAddressing at the inaugural of the relief art carved on the wall of Corporation Bank Officers’ Organisation (CBOO) Hall here on Friday, Noronha said that art and architecture should go hand in hand. Art depicts not only beauty, but also offer tremendous pleasure to art lovers, he added.

Artist Gopadkar, who created the relief art on the wall of CBOO Hall, said that people should have an inbuilt characteristic of understanding the inner meanings in an art. The purpose of an artist serves only when one read and understand the concept in an art by observing it thoroughly, he added.

Talking about the relief art created by him, Gopadkar said that the concept ‘Unity is strength’ of CBOO has been portrayed through the work. He said that each images in the relief art represents separate ideologies. While pigeon in the relief art represent peace, image of a smiling girl depicts happiness, he explained.

Gopadkar said that the organisational strength and peace has been represented in the relief art by sculpting the images of man, woman, fish, pigeon, folk arts, sun, zodiac signs and Lord Ganesha using wood, metal, thermocoal, thermofoam and plaster of Paris. It is a cynosure which culminate various thoughts, he added. An exhibition of paintings and line arts created by Gopadkar was also inaugurated on the occasion. Adoni Mutt Shri Subrahmanya Bharati Swamiji unveiled the relief art and delivered the blessings. CBOO chairman T R Bhat presided while writer Sumadkar, eminent artist Pundalika Shenoy, CBOO president D N Prakash were present.

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