M.P. Birla Millennium Gallery, Bhavan Centre 13th November to 16th November 2008 presents "From the Ateliers of the Masters:
Illuminations in Miniature Style" a new collection of paintings by three Miniaturists from Rajasthan who work in the traditional style of the ancient art form. The artists have captured the vivid colours of Rajasthan with great skill and created detailed illuminations of the life and culture of Rajasthan. Traditionally trained practitioners of this art form, they work with ground vegetable and mineral pigments as originally used in the Rural Ateliers. Naina Kumari is a profile Miniaturist and is one of the few women artists. She has show in London for 10 years and has a large following of her work.
The Great Master, Ghanshyam Nimbuk, is Guru to several artists in Jaipur and has shown in London since 1983. He has developed a distinctive style by exhibiting to an International audience. Has was awarded for his excellence by the President of India in 1984.
Nauneeth Parekh specialises in decorative borders which very the theme of his image. He creates paintings showing the pageantry of Princely Courts and Festivals.
In an endeavour to promote and keep alive a dying tradition, Anita Kapur commissions the best of the paintings of Rajasthan to create quality work which she regularly exhibits in Britain, Europe and America.
Inauguration and storytelling event: Thursday 13th November from 6.30pm
As part of Anita Kapur’s latest exhibition, Vayu Naidu Company’s resident storyteller, Craig Jenkins, will be painting with oral artistry, as he retells a classic South Asian tale inspired by the exquisite artwork
Poetry Reading workshop & Dance presentation: Saturday 15th Nov, 4 – 5 pm
Pukka Poets present a poetry reading workshop and dance performance by Hetal Gokal, an experienced Kathak Classical Folk Dancer – Refreshments served