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Ode to womanhood

art-and-culture Updated: Apr 02, 2010 02:24 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times
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For artist Sadhna Kumar, playing with colours started as a childhood hobby. Little did she know that one day it will develop into a full blown profession. The artist, who took formal training at the University of Wales, was inspired by European and renaissance art.

She is presenting her work with three other artists at an exhibition titled Dimensions, that showcases twenty works centred around the theme of spirituality and women.

“The signature painting of the exhibition, Daughters of Eve, is very close to my heart and talks about the universal sisterhood and the common thread that binds women across nations,” explains Kumar. Other paintings include a depiction of Radha’s love for lord Krishna and Pritha (another name for Sita), that shows Sita’s agni pariksha by Ram.

Kumar feels that the touch of realism is very important to a painting. “I am very impressed by artist Satish Chander’s paintings. He always gave a realistic touch to his paintings by adding a figure,” says Kumar.

Recently, the artist has also begun experimenting with abstract works. “I was never sure that I will be able to take on abstracts. But now when I am practicing abstract (art), I enjoy doing it”, says Kumar.

She also uses a lot of vibrant colours, as she believes they’ve the power to change someone’s mood. “I love doing flower paintings as it spreads lots of positive vibes”, she adds.

Dimensions is on till April 4 at Lalit Kala Akademi, 35, Ravindra Bhavan, Firoz Shah Road, from 11 am to 7 pm.