‘Colourful Sprinkles’ - an exhibition of feasting for the eyes | Sunday Observer

‘Colourful Sprinkles’ - an exhibition of feasting for the eyes

Dr. Revant Vikram Singh, director of the Indian Cultural Centre ceremonially opening the exhibition by lighting the oil lamp. Dr. Monica Sharma, the Hindi language professor at the Cultural Centre, Artist R. Kouwshigan, Mrs. Kowshigan, Chairman of the Colombo Saibaba Centre S. Udhayanayagam, Deputy Chairman Siva Rajajothy, Literary Philosopher Hasim Omar, and Author Memon Kavi are also seen.
Dr. Revant Vikram Singh, director of the Indian Cultural Centre ceremonially opening the exhibition by lighting the oil lamp. Dr. Monica Sharma, the Hindi language professor at the Cultural Centre, Artist R. Kouwshigan, Mrs. Kowshigan, Chairman of the Colombo Saibaba Centre S. Udhayanayagam, Deputy Chairman Siva Rajajothy, Literary Philosopher Hasim Omar, and Author Memon Kavi are also seen.

An art exhibition titled “Colorful Sprinkles” by R. Kouwshigan a renowned artist of Sri Lanka and an art instructor, was a joint exhibition of paintings by him and his students, A. Raksana, Natees Himaranga, V. Kowsiga, J. Sentamarai, Shanjanaa and R. Sivanandini, which was held at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery on August 17 and 18. The inaugural ceremony was graced by Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh, Director, Indian Cultural Centre (Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre.). Dr. Monica Sharma, long time Hindi Chair of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre was also present. It was interesting to note the different styles of art, portraying nature’s palette of beauty at its best, the visual, the sensual, and the ephemeral.

The colour combinations and the portrayal of light and shade was much admired. One of the highlights from more than 100 paintings on display was the 3D mural paintings by R. Kouwshigan, a touching form of art. Kouwshigan’s sculptural work of the antique car of the 1920s and the horse called Marwari was much admired by the audience. Also an exquisite display of a newspaper painting of a bale dancer of him was inspiring and nostalgic, its depth and dimension truly breathtaking.

The newspaper painting by A. Rakshana was creative and fantastic. The viewers were impressed by the wonderful evocation of landscape - rock, trees and sky especially the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by Natees Himaranga.

J. Senthamarai’s reproduction painting of Raja Ravivarma attracted the attention of many art lovers. Kowsigan’s paintings are original and realistic, while the sunset paintings of R. Sivanandini and her artwork looks modern and unique at the same time.

There were more than 100 paintings on display, each one depicting its own style of finishing touches using multiple mediums.

It was a great opportunity for viewers to see all the beautiful works in one place. The exhibition was impressive, informative and left behind a lasting impression on viewers and art lovers.

 

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