A Home To Two Artists!

These are from V, residing in Chennai, a self-taught first-timer, having a go at Warli – a tribal art from Maharashtra – with left-over paints!

The art form, simple in its elements and color, acquires in composition an undeniable charm of its own evident in these panels.

Unfortunately, not offered for sale, not available for even public viewing – for they are painted on a wall at the back of their house!

The second artist remains unnamed, unacclaimed, prolific, the wide world his/her canvas cum gallery. Titled ‘Exuberance’ this is his/her handiwork – perhaps the palette board – in a patch tended by V herself in their front yard:

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Intense Impressionism

A Wonderful Night
Dreamy Paradise Point
Notre-Dame At Dusk
Rainy Autumn Afternoon
A Corner Of Florence
Impressions Of Hawaii
Merry Christmas

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World’s Shortest Horror Picture-Story…

with world’s largest cast – in fact, everyone of us:-((

Here’s what 9-years old Kuzhali thought of the subject in a recent competition held in Chennai under the auspices of Bharath Scout And Guides:

It’s interesting how the surface features like trees, farms, factories…are shown on the spherical globe conveying the universality of the problem and the solution!

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Source: Image from Science Lovers in FB. I found Kuzhali’s drawing in a FB post by her dad, the eminent author of children’s stories, Vizhiyan.

Raining Beauty

 

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Source: Carmen Dragone’ carmendragone2@gmail.com [funonthenet] 

Unquiet Landscape Of A Different Kind

Anjolie Ela Menon

The painting is by the well-known contemporary artist Anjolie Ela Menon, titled as ‘Unquiet Landscape’, at this moment put up in an online auction by StoryLTD with bids starting at Rs 60,000+ and expected to finally fetch Rs 6,00,000 to 8,00,000!

I found it quite serendipitous-ly. Besides the quiet appeal of the ‘Unquiet’ in its muted hues, my eyes popped up seeing the going price. For I had with me carefully preserved this crayon drawing she had produced in school on the occasion of an Independence Day. One cannot fail to spot the early signs of a genius-to-come – must now be good for at least a couple of lakhs of filthy lucre?

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Quite an Unquiet Landscape of a different kind though – fireworks in the sky, music in the air and eats in a basket and kids – do slim kids draw slim kids? –  in colorful dresses with eyes to the right (at least most of them)! You may note how her perception over the years – in eighties now – of the ‘Unquiet’ has sobered up in terms of the participants and their vigor in her paintings.

Removed from Ms Menon by thousands of miles and about a decade in time, how did I land it?

Well…I didn’t. And those lakhs wont be making their way to my house any soon.

My apologies for the misleading attribution, prompted by some vague similarities perhaps more imagined than real. Or a wishful but pardonable exaggeration from a fond grandparent?  I mean I do have the painting with me – only it isn’t Anjolie’s.

But no less precious, it’s dear Ani’s (8 yo)!

And who knows…I’ve started collecting!

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PS: To my question why the flag was not fluttering. the painting captured that moment precisely when it wasn’t, it was explained to me:-)

 

Van Gogh’s Come Alive!

 

Source: “Van Gogh”_3D animation by Luca Agnani Studio vide Arts&Emotions and  Ananth Mk.

There are many more on YouTube from the same source.

 

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A Child’s Play…

with colors:

Drawings by kids are always interesting for the splash of colors, the juxtaposed objects, their shapes…Here  are some, selected from a large collection:

Phoenix (by Sh, 11 yrs)

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A ‘The Sun And The Moon’ theme (by Ne, 8 yrs)

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A Deer In The Forest (by An, 8 yrs)

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Love Birds (by Ne) 

When asked, the ugly on the left is the boy and the pretty on the right is the girl, the artist clarified!

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Love Birds (by Sh)

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A Lion and Its Cub (by Ni)

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The cub is demanding attention and the father won’t be bothered, explained Ni.

A Stingray And A Coral (by Sh)

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A Stingray And Corals (by Ni)

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