A group exhibition of artists from across India have come together to showcase their collection of paintings in mix medium using water colours, acrylic and other innovative medium based on the single theme of River Banks in India. Starting from 13th June, 2016 at Anyahh Art, Sultanpur, the exhibition will be on display till 4th July 2016.
The participating artists have illustrated not only the ghats by the river Ganges and but also the divine aura that these banks have accumulate over the years.
Participating artists include Sudip Routh, Durga Charan Das, Madhusudan and more. In this exhibition, the Ghat paintings can be foremost interpreted as a panoramic representation of some highly revered Ghats in India located in places like Varanasi Ghats, River Ganga or Ganges, the boats in the river, saints dip in the river or praying as well as the multitude of small temples almost falling off the cliff face and the narrow streets teeming with the life and activity.
Holy and devotional thoughts greatly terminate the inspirational source of Ghat paintings. Ghats’s paintings represent the natural beauty of holiest spot that glorified by myths and apologue that fetches art lovers remarkably close to the nature. These paintings also complement the concept of divinity. Over the years, Ghat artwork has become a symbolic style in the world of painting in India.
Some of India’s historically significant and visually gripping water banks serve as a great way of inspiration for painters who want to make fame in this discipline. Artists generally pose paying a visit to the divine banks in order to get an immediate experience of the place before picking up their brush to forms paintings on Ghats which they want to imitate with colors.
Painters like Sudip Routh, Madhusudan, Durga Charan Das mostly prefer oil on canvas or water colours to serve as a tool in helping them to create realistic ghatscapes. They manage to blend their colors so well in all their paintings, that we actually see the radiance from a setting or rising sun lighting up the city and transforming it into a shimmering and almost breathing, beautiful creature. It consign them a proper idea of the surroundings and atmosphere of the Ghats, making it possible to design symbolism in their perception.