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An array of human emotions

india Updated: Jan 10, 2007 16:59 IST
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‘RANGDARSHINI DIRGHA’ at Bharat Bhawan played host to the artistic acumen of two young artists Dr Suchita Raut and Neeraj Ahirwar here on Tuesday.

The display of around 40 paintings and 13-odd sculptures managed to draw huge attention of the art connoisseurs, who thronged the gallery to have a glimpse into the various human angles that both these artistes managed to capture in their
works.

The paintings of Dr Raut’s, hailing from Bhopal, caught attention on account of an array of human emotions etched out in rich oil and acrylic on canvas. She has picked up various topics at random and has used luxurious schemes like orange, blue and yellow to express feelings.

The painter comes out to be a devotee of birds and animals. Sparrows, horses, cows, oxen and fish prominently figure in her paintings albeit with a human figure, thus focusing on their mutual relationship.

Raut’s paintings pronounced her love for nature and mankind. Both these elements formed the pivotal part of her pictures, as she focused more on the co-relation between the two in the socio-cultural context.

Using bright hues, Raut has magnificently portrayed the religious significance of astronomical objects like the sun and the moon, plants like banyan and the medicinal herb Tulsi that are also worshipped like godly figures on various auspicious occasions, thus bringing out the reverent reciprocal shades of man towards nature.

Her exquisite work in pieces like Tulsi Ardhya, Vat Vriksha Pujan, Chandra Pujan, and ‘Yagya’ dole out the message of man’s emotional interdependence on nature.    

Raut’s widely appreciated paintings zeroed in on an altogether different theme of ‘familial bonding’. ‘Badi Behan’, ‘Mere Baba’, ‘School Time’ and  ‘Ek Tha’ captured the routine emotions and mundane activities carried out by the members in a joint family which often goes unnoticed by the common man, only to realise that these cherished moments can’t be relished by those who have disintegrated into nuclear groups. And the message of course was loud and clear: Love begets love; so love your grandparents and elders.

Ahirwar’s untitled sculptures in marble and sandstone also dwelled upon the ever-changing forms of nature. He has mainly used subtle colours like jaded red, light pink (sandstone) white and yellow (marble) to spell out his emotions. The display has been organised under the ‘Rupabh Exhibition Series’ and will continue till January 14. Visitors can drop in between 1 pm and 7 pm. 

Earlier, in the evening, Commissioner Culture Pankaj Rag and noted artists like Vaman Thackerey, Jaya Vivek, Shobha and other prominent people greeted the artists  and appreciated their work.

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