Calendar With a Heart, for 2015

Published: 18th December 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Paintings which till recently rested within the walls of reputed galleries across the world, will now be part of a more modest setting — homes, offices and schools. Twelve works of renowned artists — K R Santhanakrishnan, G Subramanian, Rajkumar Stabathy, Kalidoss, Madhu Venugopal and Muralidharan Alagar — have been printed on the leaves of a calendar as an initiative by Splatter Studio to herald the New Year.

Each of the paintings cost above `50,000, and while one can only imagine their combined worth, the calendar will be available for a mere `500 — thanks to the support of wedding photographer Anbu Jawahar and online art forum ArtZolo.

What’s more, Senthil Ram, director of Splatter Studio tells us, “The funds will be directed to the abandoned and orphaned children at Raghava Lawrence Charitable Trust, run by actor and cinematographer Raghava Lawrence.” This event, he goes on, is one among a series of charity events that will take place over the course of next year by the Studio that is just a few months old.

For Senthil, getting the artists to volunteer for the cause by contributing their works, was surprisingly the easiest task. “Artist Santhanakrishnan is a personal friend of mine, and when I explained the idea, he was more than willing to contribute. Later, we approached the other artists, and they weresupportive as well,” he says. “And as far as the association with the NGO is concerned, I have been following Lawrence Raghava’s work for two years now, and have always wanted to contribute. This was the right chance,” he adds.

With a total of 200 prints ready presently, and 50 pre-ordered, Senthil only hopes that the demand doesn’t settle there.

The calendar is available at Splatter Studio, ECR, Chamiers and Ashvita, and online from ArtZolo at `500.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp