Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Nov 20, 2004

About Us
Contact Us
Metro Plus Delhi
Published on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |

Metro Plus    Bangalore    Chennai    Delhi    Hyderabad    Madurai    Mangalore    Tiruchirapalli    Thiruvananthapuram    Vijayawada    Visakhapatnam   

Printer Friendly Page Send this Article to a Friend

Art from heart


REFUSED a postgraduate teacher's job in his hometown Allahabad and even chucked his plum job at the premier fashion institute NIFT despite no financial backup. What kept him going was his passion for art. To pursue which he went ahead to do his D.Phil in painting and qualified National Eligibility Test from University Grants Commission. An unsuccessful attempt at civil services did not prove to be a dampener for him as he had his canvases to ease the creases. Twenty eight-year-old Vidya Sagar Singh though is still a struggling painter with an additional handicap of a limp in a foot and blurred speech, yet his spirit to make it as "aik din ka sooraj" as he quotes from famous poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, hasn't waned. In his attempt to be visible to the art fraternity in Delhi, Allahabad-based Singh has come up with eight abstract works in bright shades in a group show at Habiart Gallery, India Habitat Centre. Titled `Wordsworth and More', the show of abstract creations that also features Rashmi Saran and Sachin Jha, is all about exploring nature beyond Wordsworth's writings.

Singh, who has been earlier working on realism especially Madhubani and Bastar paintings, started working on abstracts only last year. "I started to have a feeling of vagueness in figures, abstract was the only answer to it," he says.

For Singh, who considers "M.F. Hussain as the god of art fraternity who has made Indian art figure in the global map," this is his first show in Delhi. The show is on till this coming Tuesday.

Gods...

Also, at Krishna's Collection, one can witness famous painter A.C. Chitrak's `Laxmi Ganesha' as his a Diwali gift to art lovers. What makes them interesting this time is the pensive treatment imparted to their gestures through hues of blue, orange and red is subdued tones.

While Ganesha is seen on his lesser-known carrier, lion in one, his Laxmi embodies voluptuousness of a female anatomy in one hand and solemnity of a goddess on the other.

Chitrak's show is on till next Saturday.

RANA SIDDIQUI

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

Metro Plus    Bangalore    Chennai    Delhi    Hyderabad    Madurai    Mangalore    Tiruchirapalli    Thiruvananthapuram    Vijayawada    Visakhapatnam   

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |

Comments to : thehindu@vsnl.com   Copyright 2004, The Hindu
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu