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Contemporary Art of India Exhibit

January 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

My own interest in art was because of my mother who was an avid painter. She taught me oil painting & water colors, both of which I never accomplished. I loved sketching , charcoal and pencil. Hence, when I was introduced to Manvee Vaid, we instantly bonded. She understood my history & when I felt it was time for me to buy a good piece of Art, she educated me. It took over a year and I learnt a lot from her about different kinds of paintings and mediums. I realized for me" Art " although is subjective it is also relative. We all perceive art very differently. My wedding designs,my pottery, my photography and my food, my sketches, my fashion are all an Art for me , the way I perceive them might not be the way others do, which is alright.

I've been looking forward to photograph Manvee in her element thats is when she's doing her show. She's an amazing artist herself and her passion for promoting Indian folk art is amazing.When she asked me to photograph the show I was very excited. She kept telling me don't photograph me, photograph the paintings :) Well...this is "my" Art showing "her" Art ;)

Folk Painting is assuredly the oldest tradition art, still being created in India.The rural folk paintings of India bear distinctive colorful designs, which are treated with religious and mystical motifs. The subject of Indian folk paintings is as diverse as the indian cultural milieu itself.Folk Paintings are diverse in India and reflect rich cultural heritage. They are the true examples of artistic expression.They are so variable from region to region because of the availability of material in different areas. 

Cleve Carney Art Gallery presents “Traditions in Transition”, an exhibition of contemporary art of India from Jan 22 to Feb 21. The exhibit which is inspired by folk traditions across India, features work by acclaimed Indian artists including the 2014 UNESCO award winner Anil Vangad. The works are guest curated by Manvee Vaid, a recognized collector of Indian art and founder of the online gallery, Deccanfootprints.com.

The art featured in “Traditions in Transition” represents four Indian art traditions - Madhubani, Gond, Warli, and Bengal Patachitra. In creating the works, each artist has made a conscious effort to shift the parameters of their tradition to a more unique individualistic contemporary creative level.

 


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