Walls that speak volumes of art
A group of artificial Jelly fish, the ten-headed Ravana holding a Veena, bronze carvings, installation art, sculptures and impressively created artworks through various media and many more dot the Department of Fine Arts, Andhra University.
Visakhapatnam: A group of artificial Jelly fish, the ten-headed Ravana holding a Veena, bronze carvings, installation art, sculptures and impressively created artworks through various media and many more dot the Department of Fine Arts, Andhra University.
The walls of the department mirror the intensity of creativity and innovation through a series of paintings, graphics and sculpture brought out by the students of BFA and MFA as part of Graduation Show 2019 that began on Friday.
The forum gave wings to aspiring artists who want to make a mark in their chosen field. As many as 120 works have been put up at the venue by 32 students who have completed their graduation.
After inaugurating the show, AU Vice-Chancellor G Nageswara Rao said the department was known to bring out the best among students and the platform was a step towards expanding their horizons in the field of art.
Explaining the idea of hosting the art show, AU Professor and Head of the Department of Fine Arts, D Simhachalam said, "Such forum would help students connect with like-minded artists, from rural areas in particular, build a network and showcase their talent."
P Srikavya's temple works made of copper reflected her childhood memories. "I grew up seeing my father working in a temple as a priest. The pillars of shrine, the ceiling and the walls have always been a source of inspiration for me. That's the reason why I worked on these temple art of etching and embossing on copper plates," she explains.
Elaborating his theme, an MFA topper B Chinnarayudu said that his artworks focussed on spirituality. His collection was brought out using pen-ink, water colours and acrylics. "Bringing the concept of spirituality through art involves a lot of effort and I added a bit of innovation to it, depicting fish in my works," he added. The show will remain open at the department from 9 am to 7 pm till April 30.