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City?s brush with Mumbai!

The 45th National Exhibition of Art is on in Mumbai. And Lucknow made its presence felt at the exhibition. Around 180 works of various artists done in different mediums are displayed at Mumbai?s National Gallery of Modern Art. However, what is noteworthy is that out of these 180 works 20 belong to artists from UP and out of these 20, ten belong to artists from Lucknow.

india Updated: Apr 21, 2006 00:23 IST

The 45th National Exhibition of Art is on in Mumbai. And Lucknow made its presence felt at the exhibition.

Around 180 works of various artists done in different mediums are displayed at Mumbai’s National Gallery of Modern Art. However, what is noteworthy is that out of these 180 works 20 belong to artists from UP and out of these 20, ten belong to artists from Lucknow.

Eminent artist JK Agarwal who was present at the inauguration of the national exhibition says, “This is one of the most important exhibition that takes place in India on an annual basis. The amateur artists have to compete with senior and established names in the field. And still Lucknow’s young artists found a name in the exhibition.”

A total of seven sculptures were selected for the exhibition out of which four belong to sculptors from Lucknow, Deepa Pant, Manisha Singh, Archana Das and Brahama Swaroop.

Apart from this, Sheo Shankar Prasad from Varanasi won the National Award for his fiberglass sculpture that depicted a man and a child. He has got Rs 50,000 as prize money.

Lucknow didn’t lack in any field. For the first time in this exhibition eight photographs were selected for display. And Anil Raisal Singh’s work got an entry in the exhibition.

JK Agarwal says, “The performance of the UP and especially Lucknow artists was very good as compared to the previous years. If such a work continues to flow from the UP artists then they would surely find a significant place in the national art scene.”

First Published: Apr 21, 2006 00:23 IST