Heritage of Karnataka in paintings

Published: 11th November 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th November 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-


BENGALURU : To celebrate the rich heritage of Karnataka, Rangoli Metro Art centre has organised an exhibition titled Viewing Landscapes.

The exhibition features paintings by artists like Govardhan K, Prathap Bahuroopi, Shivakumar Kesaramadu, Basavaraja B G Kere, Krishna S and Satish Biradar, who take forward the grand tradition of landscape art.

Before photography became popular, landscape artists were the ones who documented the outside world, sharing a certain slice of reality through these paintings. Painting landscapes gives an image a certain immediacy, that no digital reproduction can. “What a place does to an artist’s mood is revealed instantaneously in a landscape. It is easy on the eyes, evokes memory and nostalgia; it captures that particular moment and time,” Surekha, the curator of the show, says. Unfortunately, despite its importance, landscape as an art form is not considered mainstream in art schools at present.  

 “At the exhibition viewers can enjoy the landscapes as if they were on the spot, understand the different techniques of water colour usage and know the essence of an art practice that captures the world as it is, especially in the age of digital technology,” she says.

The paintings will be on display at Vismaya Gallery, Rangoli Metro Art Centre, MG Road till November 15 between 11 am and 7.30 pm.


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