VIJAYAWADA: Art is not a kaleidoscope of colours, but an expression of deeper feeling and sensitivities on different aspects of life. It is unveiling an emotion of the artist on the canvas. A group of artists have displayed their masterpieces at the Culture Centre of Vijayawada, which drew a good response from art-lovers in the city.
Around 500 art-lovers, including about 200 schoolchildren, have visited the group show by Vijayawada Art Society, that concluded on Thursday. The five-day exhibition has showcased some select masterpieces of art by around 30 artists.
The art expo, which had paintings done in various media including water colours, oil paints and pastels was on different themes. Some were traditional and some modern, but each and every one of them had held the attention of the visitors. One of the painting at the show was done by Vemula Kameswara Rao, the 94-year-old artist, revered by art community in the region as grand old man of paintings.
The artists, who had their works displayed at the art expo included N Babu Rao, K Gandhi, A Appa Rao, A Sunil Kumar, A Rambabu, NS Sarma, M Syama Sundara Rao, A Giridhar, Mallik and several others. They hailed from different places from across the state and also from Hyderabad. Art and the desire to promote the art in the new capital of the State, which had always been the cultural capital of the region has brought them together.
“It has given me an intense satisfaction to have the art of several artists displayed at one place. It not just exposes the great effort put in by the artists in their works, but also inspires the budding talent to pursue art,” said A Giridhar, general secretary of Vijayawada Art Society. He said it is the beginning and in future more such shows will be held in Vijayawada.