Posts Tagged ‘Bengaluru’

3 January 2016

Chithra Santhe is an annual exhibition of paintings organised by the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. However, it is no ordinary exhibition; it is not held in any air-conditioned gallery but is an open air event held in a location created by blocking off the Kumar Krupa Road! You can see paintings everywhere you look and the variety is just incredible. You can find anything from abstract to Tanjore paintings and murals. Most people are likely to find a piece of art that attracts them and also fits their wallet.

I had visited the event four years back and had the good fortune to be at Bangalore while the event was on this time. However, we had not factored in the growth and so, were a bit short on time. While walking around, I heard an announcement that about 1,300 to 1,500 artists are participating in this year’s event. The crowd had also grown as compared to our last visit and I was very happy to see that even if it meant constant jostling and shouldering to cut through.

DSC_0590

Most of the paintings were well crafted with most of the subjects being traditional. There were only very few works that could be classified as modern art as most paintings were focused on being pleasing to the eye. I do, however, feel that such events are very important in developing a culture of appreciation for the arts. The Chitrakala Parishath deserves a huge round of applause for organising the event. This is the 13th year of the Santhe and I would recommend this as a “must visit” event.

DSC_0540

DSC_0542

DSC_0544

DSC_0547

DSC_0549

DSC_0551

DSC_0557

DSC_0558

DSC_0559

DSC_0562

DSC_0564

DSC_0565

DSC_0567

DSC_0571

DSC_0582

DSC_0583

DSC_0586

DSC_0587

DSC_0589

DSC_0599

DSC_0602

DSC_0604

DSC_0605

DSC_0606

DSC_0611

DSC_0613

DSC_0615

DSC_0616

DSC_0620

DSC_0621

DSC_0626

DSC_0629

DSC_0633

DSC_0635

DSC_0636

DSC_0638

DSC_0640

DSC_0642

DSC_0644

DSC_0647

DSC_0649