Paintings with a ‘difference’

Colourful paintings and murals by five differently-abled students decorate the walls of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences for its golden jubilee celebrations.

Published: 16th April 2013 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2013 08:17 AM   |  A+A-


Colourful paintings and murals done by five differently abled students from city-based institute Vidya Sagar were unveiled here on Saturday. The paintings were inaugurated on the sidelines of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.

Speaking to City Express, Rohini of Vidya Sagar said, “Most of our students excel in painting. When the Institute of Mathematical Sciences approached us to decorate the walls in celebration of its 50th anniversary, we had an opportunity to bring out the talents of our students.”

The paintings are all based on mathematical themes, keeping in mind the institution whose walls they adorn. Ranging from simple bursts of colour to intricate patterns of triangles and squares, and graceful swirls, the paintings are a treat to look at.

Professor Purusattam Ray of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences said, “Beautification of a place can be done in many ways. But we decided to be unique and have something related to our institute. So we approached Vidya Sagar as they have done this kind of project earlier for other companies. It also plays a part in helping to bring out the students’ hidden talent.”

The students were facilitated by Jacob Jebaraj, a renowned artist from Cholamandal Artist Village. “With the help of technology like hearing aids, we can make special children understand concepts and direct them to act accordingly. Earlier we found it difficult since such technological support was not there,” said Jacob.

The project was started five months ago. In the past, Vidya Sagar has undertaken such projects for Ashok Leyland and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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