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Engaging portraits: Look into the eyes of Tagore, Einstein at this exhibition

Organised at IGNCA, the exhibition titled “Eyes Says It All” showcases the piercing eyes of eminent personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda and others.

art and culture Updated: Feb 04, 2018 11:06 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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IGNCA,Eyes Says It All,Dipak Kumar Ghosh
Wax sculpture of Albert Einstein at Madame Tussauds Istanbul.(Shutterstock)

Heavily inspired by the eyes, artist Dipak Kumar Ghosh has come up with a series of fascinating portraits of famous personalities which he has ventilated on canvas using pencil and charcoal.

Organised at IGNCA, the exhibition titled “Eyes Says It All” showcases the piercing eyes of eminent personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Albert Einstein, Sri Ramakrishna, Mother Teresa, A.P.J Abdul Kalam and more which are always attractive and seeks all the attention.

The theme “Eyes” have been encircled by many pairs of eyes that reflect various facets of a person, from exuberance to a simple smile, from a profound grief to a mellowed agony, from being exhausted to boredom. His entire work contains a plethora of different subjects.

“Portraits, that reflect the different faces and phases of life. People’s emotions and expressions has affected the artist at a great extent and has lead his focus especially to their eyes as they convey a certain intimacy, a history that nothing else can hold,” the artist said.

Talking about his experience, the artist said that every stroke in work of art is important to the bigger picture and the time and effort that he has invested in each and every portrait and sketch and painting of his makes all of them special to him.

He even shared one of his wonderful experiences while portraying the sketches of Osho and Sri Aurobindo. He said: “There was a power cut which somehow led to complete darkness in my studio. This is when I noticed the eyes that stared back at me and I could almost feel their presence in the room. The experience was otherworldly and gave me a great sense of satisfaction.”

The exhibition was inaugurated on Saturday by former President Pranab Mukherjee who was in all praise about the exhibition.

“An artist should have a creative mind, they feast the mind of the living and that is their study. I wish Mr. Ghosh and associates a grand success for this exhibition,” Mukherjee said during the inauguration.

The exhibition will continue till February 8.

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First Published: Feb 04, 2018 11:06 IST