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A woman's mindscape

Contemplations brings together the works of 31 women artists from across the country


CONTEMPLATIONS, an exhibition of paintings, currently on in the city, has on display works 31 women artists from different parts of the country.

Eye-catching works

Among the eye-catching images are Sajitha Shankar's inspired charcoal, Sultana Hassan's untitled oil painting on paper showing a man perched on a stool, and Shanthamani's compelling presentation of a blood-splattered jacket. Maya Burman, in a lively watercolour and ink painting titled Comedian, intricately balances bubbly acrobatic performers and horses. In contrast, Lalitha Lajmi's A Page From My Diary shows a colourful but introspective still life, while Prabhavati thoughtfully outlines the graceful profile of a standing woman with tempera on lime gesso.

Gogi Saroj Pal's Flowers For You, with its image of a woman plucking flowers in a garden, Naina Kanodia's richly coloured and highly structured rendering of a Mother And Child, Gayathri Gamutz's Periyar River Within incorporating a dark, haunting face and a white fish, Madhavi Parekh's inimitable portrayal of Father And Son and Rini Dhumal's untitled work spotlighting on a poised woman in colourful attire, catch the viewer's attention.


Remaining works in the exhibition are less inspiring, both in form and content. Some of them are highly self-indulgent efforts, while others vacillate being over-ambitious and just casual in their approach.

With Habiart

The exhibition, which has been organized in association with Delhi-based Habiart Foundation, was previewed last weekend at the Oberoi hotel.

It has since moved to Galerie Sara Arakkal, where it will stay till September 25.

ATHREYA

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