VISAKHAPATNAM:Art means different things to different people and the art enthusiasts in the city now have a new event to look forward to.
The final year fine arts students of Andhra University are organising ‘Graduation Show 2015’ in the Department of Fine Arts, Shivajipalem, in which 23 students displayed their artworks in the form of paintings, sketches, sculptures, and graphics, as a part of their academic curriculum. Having studied for four years, the students now have displayed the final product in an interesting manner that amazed most of the visitors.
Needless to say, an artist finds his muse from his surroundings and transforms every bit of his imagination onto a canvas or sculptures. A charcoal pencil portrait showing an African boy drenched in rain, which was painted by Srinivasa Rao Duggapu, was one of the eye-catching pieces put up in the gallery. When asked about his inspiration, Srinivasa Rao said that he had come across videos that covered the lives of Africans and he chose to freeze one of the moments on his canvas. He spent six hours a day for a week to complete the masterpiece.
There were several other works that made the visitors think out-of-the-box and use their imagination.
Fine Arts department head B Maheshwara Das said that this was a medium for the students to showcase their talent, dedication and involvement along with their creative skills in painting, sculptures and graphic arts for the Indian contemporary era.
The visitors were amused to see such beautiful works accomplished by the students that they wanted to know the story behind each work of art.
One such visitor and avid art-lover, Siddhi Agarwal expressed her delight at the experience gained by the students in four years of college life.
“It inspires me to forget myself, to sit and imagine for hours together and show it on my canvas. This whole gallery is out of the world,” she exclaimed.
The exhibition was inaugurated by AU vice-chancellor GSN Raju on April 23 and is open to all from April 24 to 26 between 10 am and 8 pm.