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Art is not just a mirror reflecting our culture; it is a bridge that connects the past to the future: Ram Sutar

Art is not just a mirror reflecting our culture; it is a bridge that connects the past to the future: Ram Sutar

The event was made more special by the presence of the renowned sculptor, Padma Shri Ram Sutar.

In a unique celebration of Lord Krishna’s Birth Anniversary, Kala Sankul recently came alive with the grand inauguration of the ‘Krishnavali’ exhibition. The event was made more special by the presence of the renowned sculptor, Padma Shri Ram Sutar. The 98 year old legendary sculptor is best known for his iconic creation of the world’s largest statue—the ‘Statue of Unity’ depicting Sardar Patel.

Running from September 3 to September 15, 2023, the ‘Krishnavali’ exhibition transports visitors into the enchanting world of Lord Krishna’s life journey. It features a mesmerizing collection of paintings and sculptures inspired by the revered deity’s multifaceted existence.

The inauguration ceremony witnessed an illustrious gathering of luminaries from the art and cultural spheres. Padma Shri Ram Sutar was the guest of honor. Gracing the occasion, he delivered an impassioned address on the importance of nurturing and promoting the artistic talents of the younger generation.

“Art possesses the uncanny ability to transcend temporal and spatial boundaries,” Padma Shri Ram Sutar eloquently articulates. He also emphasized upon the need to promote young artists and talent. He further adds, “‘Krishnavali’ stands as a testament to the enduring influence of Lord Krishna on art and culture.”

Padma Shri Ram Sutar’s resolute commitment to nurturing emerging artistic talent serve as an enduring reminder that art is an ever-evolving entity, and it falls upon the present generation to bolster and ignite the creativity of the artists of tomorrow.

The inauguration ceremony was also graced by Dr. Ashwin M. Dalvi (renowned musician), Dr. Sanjeev Kumar (Principal of Lalit Kala Mahavidyalaya, Delhi), Dilip Hitkari (owner of Shanta Art Gallery), Prabhat Kumar (Executive President, Sanskar Bharati Delhi Prant), and many distinguished artists and personalities from Delhi.

‘Krishnavali’ is curated by Devendra Khanna, Vice President of Sanskar Bharati Delhi, and features artworks of the finest 43 artistes in Delhi, who were selected for their contributions to Indian culture through art. Sanskar Bharati has been promoting Indian values and culture among youth and the general public through the medium of arts for the past 42 years.

As visitors embark on their journey through this extraordinary exhibition, they are not only exposed to the life and essence of Lord Krishna but are also encouraged to become part of a movement dedicated to nurturing the inventiveness and innovation of budding artists. This endeavor ensures that our cultural heritage remains dynamic and continues to thrive for generations to come.

The ‘Krishnavali’ exhibition, with its diverse and awe-inspiring collection, extends a heartfelt invitation to all to join in the celebration of India’s rich cultural legacy. From the intricately crafted sculptures to the vividly evocative paintings, each piece captures the very spirit of Lord Krishna’s divine existence, creating an immersive experience that resonates with art enthusiasts of all ages.

In the spirit of promoting young talent, ‘Krishnavali’ will culminate on September 15, 2023, with a grand ceremony to honor all participating artists. This momentous occasion will be a fitting tribute to the dedication and skill of these rising artists, celebrating their commitment to carrying forth the legacy of our artistic traditions.

As Padma Shri Ram Sutar aptly sums up, “Art is not just a mirror reflecting our culture; it is a bridge that connects the past to the future. ‘Krishnavali’ is not merely an exhibition; it is an opportunity for our youth to continue the rich legacy of our artistic traditions.” The exhibition provides a significant opportunity for art and culture enthusiasts who wish to experience the rejuvenation of Lord Krishna’s birth celebrations through paintings and sculpture art.

With the ‘Krishnavali’ exhibition, the cultural heartbeat of Delhi pulsates with the vibrant strokes of creativity and the harmonious melodies of artistic expression. Through the unique exhibition, the vast life and character of Lord Krishna have been portrayed to inspire all art-lovers, especially the youth. It stands as both a tribute to Lord Krishna and a resolute commitment to nurturing the burgeoning talent of the young, ensuring that the legacy of Indian art and culture remains an enduring source of inspiration for generations to come.

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