NGMA's Art Adda proves to be a big hit
A book Through The Platina based on the creative life of the eminent artist and Padma Shriawardee Anjolie Ela Menon, was launched at the National...
New Delhi : A book 'Through The Platina' based on the creative life of the eminent artist and Padma Shri-awardee Anjolie Ela Menon, was launched at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Delhi on Friday.
The launch was a part of the NGMA's unique initiative 'Art Adda', which is a platform for people from all walks of life to unite under one roof and discuss art and culture.
Art Adda, being held on the last Friday of every month in Delhi, is conceptualised by the NGMA where art lovers, artists, teachers and experts interact with each other and share their thoughts and ideas about impact and role of art and culture in the society.
Anjolie Ela Menon said, "It feels great when your life's work gets transformed into a book. I thank all the people who have constantly supported me all these years. I couldn't have been where I am without their support. I hope the Hindi translation of the book inspires more and more budding artists."
Ritu Sharma, Director, NGMA said, "I congratulate Anjolie Ela Menon for her achievements. She is certainly one of the finest artists in our country. On the occasion of the launch of her biography's Hindi version, I take an opportunity to convey my best regards to her. I hope the Hindi translation of the book sells in big numbers and her work gets appreciated by more and more people."
Sanskriti Pratishthan's founding director O P Jain unveiled the book. After launching the book, he applauded Ela Menon for an illustrious career and hailed her contribution towards Indian art.
"I on the behalf of Sanskriti Pratishthan, I congratulate Ela Menon. I am convinced that the Hindi translation of this book will help us take her life's work to a wider section. I wish her all the very best for her future endeavours," added Jain.
Adwaita Gadanayak, Director General, NGMA was also present at the event and he wished Ela Menon all the very best. "It is always a matter of pride when an artist's creative work takes the shape of a book for it not just immortalises his/her creativity but also helps a layman understand the hard work and dedication of the artist.
The book also narrates the journey of the artist and also informs what actually inspired him/her to create such a masterpiece. I am convinced that the Hindi translation of 'Through The Platina' will further reduce the divide between the readers and the artist," said Shri Gadanayak.