Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Impressions of a bygone era...

It was just one landscape that became the Icon of an entire era in Western Art and even gave the artists' revolutionary movement its name! 

CLAUDE MONET's landscape titled IMPRESSION, SUNRISE  was one of the first few open-air landscapes that was painted in a riot of brightly coloured paint daubs on canvas in a style of painting that was an outright rebellion against the traditional dull greys of the closed room paintings.

Impressionist  Landscapes were made with more sensitivity towards nature's hues. The Impressionists worked with a keen eye for observations like the play of shade and light on objects and the reflections of other objects falling on it. They painted with small, short brush-strokes called broken or divided colour, reproducing the sparkle of light on the waters and the vibrancy of the foliage around, onto canvas. The short and choppy brush strokes lent their paintings an unfinished look but it is undeniable that there was scientific precision in the representation of the colours and light in the Landscape.

The Landscapes from the Impressionist era abandoned modelling and detailing, sacrificed solidity for the brilliance of colours, replaced perspective by the blurring of  distant horizons. Their spots of colour represented distortions caused by the  bright and shimmering light or the atmosphere in which the scenery bathed. Claude Monet's landscapes always had water bodies that provided movement and while painting he not only represented light but also depicted, fog, mists and cold. As a fine Art Curator, it's an exhilarating feeling to find an artist who shows the same spark of finesse. Artist Chester Carter has attempted a style that the Masters pioneered. Here's a self-taught Landscape artist from Nevada whose work seems to be strongly influenced by the Impressionist Era.

 His paintings for your kind appreciation.....

Media : Oil on Canvas
Completed on 08/29/2013
Size: 18X24X1.5 inches

Media : Oil on Canvas
Completed on 09/12/2013
Size : 24X30X0.5 inches

Media : Oil on Canvas
Completed 08/19/2013
Size...24X18X1.5 inches

Media : Oil on Canvas
Completed 09/20/2013
Size: 24X12X1.5 inches

Media : Oil on Canvas
Completed 09/25/2013
Size : 24X12X1.5 inches

Artists are also performing for an audience and Art when appreciated is the acknowledgment of a person's attempt of self-expression. Your kind and constructive criticism is precious to us, the emerging artist and his humble curator! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Moral booster

Life has been kind to me. 
People have always shown love and support to all my endeavours. However not all women in India are as privileged as I am. There are still a large number of women living with very limited resources, a life of suppression and oppression. There are some greatly talented and enterprising women who are being refused the basic rights to self-expression. 

Pardisan is an NGO, that came into inception in 2012 with the sole aim of creating a life and giving livelihood for such women in Jammu and Kashmir. With the primary goal of empowering the local women of J&K, Pardisan is engaging in social enterprises like the sales of arts & handicrafts, utility items made out of recycled & natural materials in order to create remuneration for the underprivileged women.  

Pardisan has also been actively involved in Environment Conservation activities, Recycling of material for conservation of resources, Rehabilitation of destitute and abuse victims, Adult-Education and has taken numerous steps to reach out to the poor and the needy in the states. 

Pardisan has initiated its good work from the District of Udhampur but intends to encompass other surrounding districts and reach out to the innumerable other parts of the States of Jammu & Kashmir wherever help and support may be required. 

With the help of this very noble NGO, I will try to do my moral duty of extending support the women in J & K by giving them hope and reconciliation through their art, itself.
As the curator at BINGK ARTs I will be utilising this platform to raise some funds for the NGO by conducting ART workshops in Kashmiri embroidery and Papier Mache', Online auctions and such related activities. I am hoping that we will be able to contribute to the betterment of the lives of the women in J& K. 

By supporting this noble endeavour by BINGK ART CURATORS, please tell me that we can make this world a better place to live in...please show some ♥ my beautiful people!!! :)

As the first step to show your support please visit their FB page and LIKE Pardisan.

May GOD BLESS your week ahead...