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Gods in myriad forms

Gods in myriad forms
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Depicting the gods can never go out of fashion. An expo titled ‘My God’ that was thrown open to public on Friday saw the works of artists who have been painting gods and goddesses all the time. But there were contemporary artists also, such as K Sridhar Rao, Srikanth Dhunde and Pavan Kumar who painted their favourite gods in myriad forms.

The highlight of the show is the pen drawing of Kondapalli Seshagiri Rao done in 1956. The drawing captures the River Ganga in full spate and one should observe the work keenly to spot the fish, tortoise and crocodiles that mingle with the waves and splashes of water

Depicting the gods can never go out of fashion. An expo titled ‘My God’ that was thrown open to public on Friday saw the works of artists who have been painting gods and goddesses all the time. But there were contemporary artists also, such as K Sridhar Rao, Srikanth Dhunde and Pavan Kumar who painted their favourite gods in myriad forms.

While Saraswati with her paintings on Radha and Krishna, Bala Bhakta Raju Ganesha and Madhu Kurva’s respective Ganesha series are impressive, it is K Sridhar Rao, Pavan and Mumbai-based artist Jaysree Goradia that bring freshness to the theme. The highlight of the show is the pen drawing of Kondapalli Seshagiri Rao that was done in 1956. The drawing captures the River Ganga in full spate and one should observe the work to spot the fish, tortoise and crocodiles that mingle with the waves and splashes of water.

Sridhar Rao captures Lord Hanaman in his inimitable style using layers of circles. Captured in the form of vayu, the Lord is seen leaping into the air. Then there is Rajeswar Rao’s work who painted the Durga using the tantrik form. It is a traditional form but the treatment, the transparent lines, makes the work interesting.

Srikanth Dhunde, the maverick artist who is known for his abstract works, once again came out with a fine piece. This time he painted Ganesha. The outline for the painting is left alone and he fills the inside with paint. The work is not heavy and stiff; the flow is smooth and easy.

There is a lot on offer as 15 artists (though the brouchure says twelve) have showcased 35 works in all. Works of two artists, Swapoon Das and Jayasree Goradia from Kolkata and Mumbai respectively, too, are on display. The show is on from 11 am to 7 pm till January 29.

By:T P Venu

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