Thursday, April 1, 2010

An award for Satish Gujral and a discussion on art

An event courtesy Amity School of Fine Arts (ASFA) had a talk on ‘Indian Art in Global Scenario’. Established artists and art critics including Keshav Malik, Suneet Chopra, Mithu Sen, Rosshni Vadhera and M. Ramachandran. They presented their insightful views on current art trends.

Suneet Chopra underlined the fact art, looked at an investment, is not a mere speculation. “The best investment in art is to invest in an artist," the senior art critic emphasized. The Regional Secretary of Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) Delhi, M. Ramachandran echoed the view by saying: " There is creativity in every form of art - painting, photography or fashion. Art is related to life; it depicts the myriad hues of life, and gives one a complete freedom of articulation. An artist has the knack to notice the most subtle aspects others can't see."

The expert called upon the budding artists and students to upgrade their knowledge so that it adds on to their experience and allow them to look at the world in a clearer way. The seminar was preceded by an award ceremony in which celebrated Indian artist Satish Gujral was honored with ‘Amity Lifetime Achievement Award for Art ’

An acclaimed painter, sculptor, architect, writer and muralist, Satish Gujral is undoubtedly a living legend. He is among the noteworthy creative individuals who have dominated the post-Independent art scene in India. The Government of India has honored him with the Padma Vibhushan award.

The chairperson of Amity School, Ms. Divya Chauhan gave him the Lifetime Achievement Award at their two-day annual event ‘Kreativ 10’. The eminent artist, accompanied by his wife, inaugurated an exhibition of works by students. Amity School of Fine Arts provides talented professionals seeking advance study in the arts a chance to get the recognized terminal degree in the studio arts.

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