Gandhi, as imagined through diverse art mediums

Dr Uttam Pacharne, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, finds himself as fortunate to be able to remember Gandhi through artists’ eyes.

Published: 02nd October 2019 08:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2019 08:03 AM   |  A+A-

Swadeshi (2018) by Paresh Maity, 78 x 156”; Oil, Acrylic, Saw Dust & Threads on Canvas

By Express News Service

With a range of distinct artworks on display, the exhibition in Delhi, titled Bapu through the Eyes of Artists, pays an ode to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. 

Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, prints, ceramics and photographs at the show give an overarching view of Gandhi’s life. As many as 130 artists have contributed to the exhibition.

Dr Uttam Pacharne, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, finds himself as fortunate to be able to remember Gandhi through artists’ eyes. He calls Mahatma Gandhi a “torch-bearer of humanity, peace and non-violence.”

Curator of the exhibition, Uma Nair, talks about the highlights of the show.

“Swadeshi, a 13-and-half-feet painting by Paresh Maiti is one of the many highlights of the exhibition. The painting Charkha is another special addition to the show. Specially created for the show is Sanjay Bhattacharya’s drawing, where one can see three Gandhis in one frame. And of course, Ram V Sutar’s four sculptures are very important to the exhibition.”  

Many of the artworks belong to an art collector associated with RN Singh, founder of Delhi-based Progressive Art Gallery. Singh says that this show gives a voice to everyone.

“That is why in the show, we have a few replicas of the national treasures, we have artists from emerging as well as established names in the art world. All of us have a small Gandhi within us, which must come alive and serve humanity at all times.”

Till: October 22

At: Lalit Kala Akademi

Stay up to date on all the latest Delhi 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