Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Indian Art exhibition
At Delhi's main venue for large trade exhibitions, Pragati Maidan, there's a buzz in the air. Stylish young women flashing designer bags and sunglasses mingle with bearded artists and men wearing conservative business suits. At the entrance, a group of schoolgirls file in, wearing crisp uniforms. Welcome to the India Art Summit, the country's largest contemporary arts exhibition showcasing collections from 54 galleries from around the world. But although there are works from several internationally renowned artists, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, the focus is unmistakably on Indian art. And there's a lot to see. Vast canvases of oil paintings from some of India's most renowned painters share space with a variety of art forms from younger, more contemporary artists including sculptures, video and digital art installations.In the above paintings the second painting was one of the main attractions at the summit.