Chitra santhe

Walking through….wide roads….covered by old trees…most of them with seasonal Bangalore flowers…

It was 7 th January 2018..near Chitra Kala Parishat….

Traffic banned from all ends…paintings on either side…

Some neatly arranged…some hung from huge barks of trees..

When we reached… it was a foggy Bangalore morning…people had just started coming in..

From where we got down…we started walking..

Most of them not so famous artists….but then art is art

I liked this painting of sun…wish I had bought…still a student…Manasi (I think) had done it well

there were some handicrafts from Karnataka being made…one of them was this art…carving out of a whole dried coconut with husk…

Bought a well made ganeshA….

It was very pretty…more the intention was support local artists…

one our own traditional images…

Other…very European influence …

a lady stood & admired…as I did….

Not many nude paintings…though….except for this little guy..

I saw it being sold…

It is a long walk…tired …sat under a tree with an ice cream…

Next to me was this arts teacher…all the way from Haveri …with his handful of students who are interested in arts…

With lot of convincing their parents he had brought them…& he also wanted to check out the fair..so that he can exhibit his own art…next year..

I was really impressed with this small town teacher…

endless stretches of paintings…& mahatma seems to be watching too..,

This road is adjacent to Gandhi Bhavan ..& that explains his presence..

As it was lunch time…we decided to end this arty morning…

Before that walked into the chitrakala campus…

By then huge crowds …but once in a way …it is nice to blend in with the chaos…

This decoration….reminded me of Portugal’s umbrella streets!

We always have an Indian version! A very simple katori (bowl made of dried leaf)

Wanted to buy an easel…having done that…

Walked through the sea of crowds…

To the über point..,

It is not that everyone there was a connoisseur of art..!

Or

They were artists themselves..

For some it was buying a good piece of art for less money ..,

For some a real bargain.,may be..

For some …just to appreciate…,

&

For some like us…a bit of everything..

A bit interest..a bit appreciation..& a relaxed day….

Art is soothing…whatever may be the form….

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