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Artists and celebs throng NGMA retrospective tribute to Rini Dhumal and her colourful Canvas of Life

Artists and celebs throng NGMA retrospective tribute to Rini Dhumal and her colourful Canvas of Life

Every artist dips his brush into his soul, and then emerges a masterpiece. This seems to be so true for artist Rini Dhumal.   The Power of Shakti: A Retrospective of Rini Dhumal  at the National Gallery of modern art speaks volumes for the artist and each of her works that reflect her strength and resilience  radiating in its  light. Rini Dhumal’s powerful works have always brought out the extraordinary  strength in the ordinary  Indian woman. Her works of art were strongly rooted in Indian culture at the same time, effortlessly embraced the influences of her foreign travels and their influence.

Her studio situated on the first floor of her residence was recreated at NGMA besides the powerful ambience for the works, thanks to the efforts of  Adwaita Charan Garanayak, Director General, NGMA who has also curated the   exhibition.

Rini Dhumal’s retrospective — Shakti is on view from Saturday, 21st May, 2022 onwards.

The preview of the exhibition was graced by Brinda Miller, Nisha Jamwwal, Sudarshan Shetty, Pheroza Godrej, Vilas Shinde, Director General NGMA, Adwait Gadanayak, PD Dhumal, Radhika Dhumal, Shashi Bansal, Kalpana Gandhi, Vinod Sharma, Madhu Sharma, Sanjana Shelat, Jayanti Rabadia, Madhusudan, Jain Kamal, Kuldeep Koregaonkar among others.

The exhibition is on view from Saturday, 21st May, 2022 onwards.

Shakti was scheduled to open in December, 2020, but the COVID -19 pandemic wreaked havoc and thus, the show was postponed by a year. Unfortunately, Rini Dhumal passes away rather unexpectedly in September, 2021. Hence the retrospective.

Artists and celebs throng NGMA retrospective tribute to Rini Dhumal and her colourful canvas of life…

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Solo Exhibition of Watercolour Landscapes By well-known artist Dr. M.G. Makandar in Jehangir Art Gallery

Solo Exhibition of Watercolour Landscapes By well-known artist Dr. M.G. Makandar in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 10th to 16th May 2022

Solo Exhibition of Watercolour Landscapes

By well-known artist Dr. M.G. Makandar

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001

Timing; 11am to 7pm

Contact: 94484 20510

Serene Beauty of Nature

Recent work of a well known artist from Karnataka, Dr. M.G. Makandar in water colours will be displayed in a solo art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001 from 10th to 16th May, 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm. It will present landscapes and other works related to beauty of nature in different forms in water colours in his unique technique and stylish visual expressions. This show will be inaugurated on 10th May 2022 at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai at 12 noon by Mr. M.R. Balikai, senior renowned artist from Dharwad and Mr.Devagouda N. Malagoudnavar, well known artist from Dharwad in presence of many art lovers, patrons, collectors of art etc.

Dr. M.G. Makandar hails from Belgaum, Karnataka. He had his art education upto Art Master followed by Master of fine arts in Karnataka. He was awarded doctorate in fine arts from a well known University in Karnataka. He achieved the Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Award. Then he displayed his work in water colours in many solo and group art exhibitions at numerous places in leading art galleries at Dharwad, Hubbali, Bangalore, Mysore, BelgaviUdupi, Goa, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Pune and many more.  He also participated in International art shows at Nepal, Bangkok, Kathamandu etc.  He is a proud recipient of several awards from leading art promotional institutions of good reputation as a recognition and appreciation of his genuine talent and creativity.  His works are in collection of many art collectors in India and abroad.

Deeply motivated by an intense urge from within to create artwork in water colours to reveal the beauty of nature in a realistic style, Dr. M.G. Makandar was very much obsessed by the hues of the simplicity of village life and its cultural vignettes in rural areas of our country.  He was also overwhelmed by the omnipresent beauty of nature and its numerous hues and grandeur in various seasons in a year at different places and regions. His keen observations, command over the medium and techniques used and an eloquent visual language of expressions together resulted into the present series of artwork that is not only picturesque and expressive but also eloquent and visually pleasant. It depicts small mud huts and houses of farmers and other working class in rural environments that produce the landscapic visual effect.  He has displayed simple village life and eternal beauty of nature at Hampi, Pattadakalla, Badami, Bijapur, Goa and many more places in his works.  In addition, he has also highlighted the hills and snowclad mountains in Nepal and other spots.  He also incorporated the eternal beauty and divine serenity of Mother Nature and their omnipresent grandeur in his works at strategic arenas so as to adorn them aesthetically with the desired visual effects and the expected tranquillity.

Solo Exhibition of Watercolour Landscapes By well-known artist Dr. M.G. Makandar in Jehangir Art Gallery

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Fascinating Devotion Solo Show of Recent Paintings By well-Known artist Bira Kishor Patra in Nehru Centre Art Gallery

Fascinating Devotion Solo Show of Recent Paintings By well-Known artist Bira Kishor Patra in Nehru Centre Art Gallery

From: 26th April to 2nd May 2022

“Fascinating Devotion”

A Journey Through Divine Music

Solo show of Recent Paintings

By well-known artist Bira Kishor Patra

VENUE:

Nehru Centre Art Gallery

AC Gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road,

Worli, Mumbai 400 018

Contact: 7021594332

Contact: 11am to 7pm

FASCINATING  DEVOTION

Recent creative and thematic work of a famous contemporary artist Bira Kishor Patra has been displayed in a solo art exhibition at Nehru Centre A.C. art gallery Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 018 from 26th April, to 2nd May, 2022 between 11 am to 7 pm.

The show is supported by Mr. Manmohan Jaiswal, Director Aakriti Art Foundation

Bira Kishor Patra hails from Orissa, He had his art education upto B.F.A. in Painting from Berhampur University, Orissa and then M.F.A. in Painting from Faculty of Visual Arts, B.H.U. Varansi, U.P.  He was a proud recipient of several awards even during his student period and thereafter also from many prestigious art promotional institutions of national and international reputation.  He actively participated in many solo and group art shows at numerous art galleries all over India and abroad and rendered his yeoman services for propagation of fine arts to masses through talks on radio/TV and other means for presentations/demonstrations etc.  His works are in proud collection of many art collectors of good reputation in India and abroad.  He has often received overwhelming public response and appreciations for his presentations.

The present series of artwork in acrylic colours on canvas illustrates subtle nuances of FASCINATING  DEVOTION  in his unique style of visual expressions.  His unique expressive thematic endeavours reveal the conceptualization on divine path through music of spirituality and rhythm of music.  It is most effectively revealed through his artistic exploration of the beauty and reality of Universal metaphor in human soul, mind and heart.  These divine sentiments are depicted very artistically by Bir Kishor Patra via vivid interactive and expressive emotional experiences which have duly inspired him to vividly portray the spiritual Universe connected and closely related with Divine Music which, in turn, showers its eternal elixir and nectar on the entire mankind. The artistic expressions in various works symbolize the divine journey from outer world to inner subconscious mind which is based on spiritual experience of Divine Gurus, Saints etc. as has been derived from Universal truth of realisation of self.

Fascinating Devotion Solo Show of Recent Paintings By well-Known artist Bira Kishor Patra in Nehru Centre Art Gallery

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शिल्पी खरे ‘अर्टिस्टरी ऑफ वूमेन’ की महिला कलाकारों द्वारा कला प्रदर्शनी में सराही गई

शिल्पी खरे ‘अर्टिस्टरी ऑफ वूमेन’ की महिला कलाकारों द्वारा कला प्रदर्शनी में सराही गई

राज्य ललित कला अकादमी रीजनल सेंटर, लखनऊ की कला वीथिका में ‘अर्टिस्टरी ऑफ वूमेन’ की महिला कलाकारों द्वारा प्रदर्शनी का आयोजन किया गया।

जिसका उद्घाटन मुख्य अतिथि लखनऊ की मेयर श्रीमती संयुक्ता भाटिया के द्वारा किया गया। अध्यक्षता डॉ लवकुश द्विवेदी ने की और विशिष्ट अतिथि देवेंद्र त्रिपाठी रहे।

डॉ शारदा सिंह ने कलाकार ग्रुप का परिचय दिया और मेहमानों का स्वागत और भाषण का कार्यभार संभाला। तथा डॉ निहारिका सिंह द्वारा धन्यवाद ज्ञापित किया। डॉ शारदा सिंह और निहारिका सिंह के प्रयासों के कारण इस कार्यक्रम में देश व्यापी समूह में देश के विभिन्न स्थानों से विभिन्न कलाकारों में एकजुटता दिखाई दी।

प्रत्येक माह में एक बार समूह की कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया जाता है जिसमें तैयार कृतियों का यहां प्रदर्शित किया गया है। इस समूह में प्रोफेसर, छात्राएं, कलाकार, अध्यापक, गृहणी सभी एक साथ काम करते हैं। इसमें शिल्पी खरे (लखनऊ), निरुपमा टंक (भावनगर गुजरात), अमिता शर्मा, अमिता विश्वकर्मा, निहारिका सिंह, अन्नू चौहान, अनीता पांडे, अंकिता शर्मा, कमर आरा, कविता, कुसुम, डॉ शारदा सिंह, डॉ प्रोफेसर रेखा कक्कड़, डॉ जयश्री द्विवेदी, डॉ अनंता शांडिल्य, डॉ आभा, डॉ कुसुम, लता गुप्ता, डॉ रश्मि सक्सेना, नेहा कुमारी, प्रीति मलिक, प्रतिभा त्रिपाठी, प्रियंका जैसवाल, पूनम पटेल, मृदुला, ममता, मीनू सिंह, मोनाली, वनिता मिधा, मौसमी गुप्ता, शर्मिला शर्मा, शिवानी, शिवांगी गुप्ता, शुचिता त्रिपाठी, रिजु बरनवाल आदि ने प्रतिभाग लिया। इस कला प्रदर्शनी में लखनऊ से आई शिल्पी खरे के कार्य को सराहना मिली।

कला प्रदर्शनी में सराही गई शिल्पी खरे

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Semi abstract artist Sangeeta Babani’s Exhibition FAIRY TALES at Jehangir Art Gallery paints a bright picture of the bustling world

Semi abstract artist Sangeeta Babani’s Exhibition  FAIRY TALES  at Jehangir Art Gallery paints a bright picture of the bustling world

When- 8th March, Inauguration from  6.30 pm onwards, exhibition from 8th march to 14 th March

Where- Jehangir Art Gallery, 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001.

Entry- Free

Sangeeta Babani has become a well-known name in the abstract and realism art world. Raised in Spain, this artist’s musings veer from figurative to semi-abstract depiction, surrealism to semi-realism, as the mood takes her. Babani was amongst the first to paint on cars as she does not believe in limiting her canvases only to a white paper frame. She worked with Tata Motors, BMW, Jeep and Mercedes Benz. She has held numerous exhibitions in India and displayed her work in London, Paris and Dubai and showcased an 18 feet Installation called The Lost Art. The accomplished Artist was awarded for her Contemporary work in Paris (France) in 2017.

Celebrating life’s day-to-day occurrences, culture, cities, intersections of places and time, she conjures up memories, thoughts, opinions, stories that inspire her to step into another world of colour, canvas, rhythmic strokes and storytelling.

Babani recently launched an exhibition titled ‘Fairy Tales’ at Jehangir Art Gallery showcasing different cities around the globe manifested in bright and vibrant colours. With the theme ‘Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale’, the artist aimed at creating a mood of happiness and calm.

Sangeeta Babani says, “I create landscapes and urban settings in a surreal and fairy-like manner. The images are from my visits to many lovely areas of the globe and I manifest the image with an infusion of bold and vibrant colours to create a mood of happiness and calm. I try to paint happiness because I believe art should leave a viewer with a positive feeling. My Art is all about celebrating daily life, appreciation for different cities and culture, they are expressions of scenes I thought were beautiful, intersections of places and time that I experienced and a desire to create a better World and it convinces people to enter in this new World. Through my paintings, I want to convey the message of enjoying the journey, as that’s the secret to our brief transit in the world.”

  

Semi abstract artist Sangeeta Babani’s Exhibition  FAIRY TALES  at Jehangir Art Gallery paints a bright picture of the bustling world

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The Beautiful Black Invisible – An Exhibition of Paintings By Contemporary artist Jaydeb Dolui in Jehangir Art Gallery

The Beautiful Black Invisible  –  An Exhibition of Paintings By Contemporary artist Jaydeb Dolui in Jehangir Art Gallery

From: 7th to 13th March 2022

“The Beautiful Black Invisible”

An Exhibition of Paintings

By Contemporary artist Jaydeb Dolui

VENUE:

Jehangir Art Gallery

161-B, M.G. Road

Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001

Timing: 11am to 7pm

Contact: 99324 96167 

THE BEAUTIFUL BLACK INVISIBLE

Recent work of a talented contemporary artist Jaydeb Dolui will be showcased in a solo art exhibition in hall no.4 at Jahangir art gallery, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001 from 7th to 13th March 2022. It will be there for public viewing daily from 11 am. To 7 pm. This series is in watercolour with wash technique and elaborates the thematic relevance of Black colour and its sanctity in this world via the paintings displayed with an artistic sense and creative instinct.

This show will be inaugurated on 7th March 2022 at 5.30 pm by Mr. Nidhis Lotia, Director of Nitin Gems and Jewellery and Mr. Kumar Desai, Advocate High Court, Mumbai

Jaydeb Dolui hails from W. Bengal. He had his art education at Amragori art centre, Kolkata followed by an advanced art course at Birla Visual art 2000, Kolkata. He has so far displayed his thematic works at several art galleries and was a proud recipient of overwhelming public response and appreciation in numerous solo and group art shows. He is a recipient of many awards and appreciations from leading art promotional institutions all over the country the prominent amongst them being Bengal art Forum – Kala Ratna Gold award 2020, Nabankur Kala Bhavan – ‘Colour Wings’ Master Award 2020, West Bengal Vigyan Mandi Champion – 1998 and many more. His paintings are in proud collection of several reputed art collectors connoisseurs, patrons and art lovers in the present art world.

The present series highlights the thematic relevance of Black colour and its omnipresence in the global scenario via the desired visual effects achieved in the work using mix media and wash techniques. The so called popular concept in the public mind about Black colour and superstitions associated with it like Darkness, Dishonesty, Unkindness, Cruelty etc. have also been associated with the virtuous source of positivity as has been elaborated by JoydebDolui. This is very significant and the paintings on Lord Ganesh, Lord Krishna, Shakuntala, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Noorjehan, Evening Sangeet, Buddha etc. bear testimony to this thematic peculiarity. It depicts true devotion and spirituality, culture, Indian Mythology, Philosophy etc.   Internal Black Concept has been specially highlighted by the artist in this exhibition elaborating the justification of omnipresence of eternal power and source of positive energy associated with the same in order to produce the desired visual effects.  Evening Sangeet illustrates the rhythm and melody associated with music that spreads joy and happiness in a peaceful environment after sunset i.e. in the darkness. Similarly, Gauttam Buddha always preaches peace, tranquillity and humanity as well as benevolence to masses. Black background highlights the sanctity and relevance of this message. So also is the thematic relevance of the work on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his message for peace and prosperity to masses. Painting on Noorjehan the symbol of eternal beauty and 25th wife of Emperor Jahangir in the Mughal Empire signifies the divineness and thematic peculiarity of the royal Mughal culture & the omnipresence of the historical heritage associated with it. Painting on Lord Ganesha highlights the divine and eternal message of peace and spirituality spread by the omnipresent waves of sanctity and thematic relevance in the surroundings. This conceptual illustration of the thematic peculiarity is the backbone of these works and certainly render the expected visual standard and glory to the works. These works being very eloquent and thematically relevant often lead to a dialogue with the viewers’ resulting into their warm response and appreciations.

  

The Beautiful Black Invisible  –  An Exhibition of Paintings By Contemporary artist Jaydeb Dolui in Jehangir Art Gallery

 

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