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India’s beautiful landscapes, through colours and canvas

Artwork based on landscapes by more than 18 artists is on display at the Egg Art Studio, New Delhi.

art and culture Updated: Sep 14, 2016 09:59 IST
Ruchika Garg
Ruchika Garg
Hindustan Times
A painting by Bijay Biswaal, a TTE in central railways.
A painting by Bijay Biswaal, a TTE in central railways.

A train journey is an amazing way to enjoy the many picturesque views that pass by the window. And who can boast more train rides than a TTE (Train Ticket Examiner)? Well, Bijay Biswaal, a TTE in central railways, used those rides to not only check tickets but also capture the scenes in his artworks. He has found appreciation from many, including PM Narendra Modi, who praised Biswaal’s work in his radio programme Mann ki Baat, calling him a ‘Karma Yogi’.

Now, his paintings are on display in Delhi with 17 other artists.

The exhibition, ‘Lands Within’ - displaying paintings of real and imagined scenes, is a treat for art as well as nature lovers. Some of the much appreciated paintings include, Masood Hussain’s images of Kashmir.

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“Through this exhibition people can see the beauty of Indian landscape. All the paintings reflect our own emotions and will take the visitor to the forgotten beauty of this classical genre which has so much grace,” says Amrita Varma, curator.

A scene of a village in Odisha as painted by Bijay Biswaal.

Taking about why she chose the Indian landscape as a muse, Varma says, “Our landscape deserve to be the muse and deserve a visual rendition. The exhibition is a joy and inspiration even for the untrained eyes.”

Biswaal, who has been a TTE for twenty years, says, “My work shows another side of the railways that includes romanticism and beauty.I am doing paintings since childhood and always looked for a subject until I realised that railways are the one.”

Read: Evocative online art exhibition captures Kashmir Valley’s pain

Fact file

What: Lands Within, art exhibition
September 19
The Egg Art Studio, The Atrium, Narain Manzil, 23, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
12 pm to 7 am
Nearest metro station:
Barakhamba Road on the Blue Line