Anurupa Dongare offers art lovers a pick of the three best art exhibitions happening across the city
Art with a heart
Even a casual glimpse of artist Anagha Deshpande's paintings will mesmerise you through their sheer beauty. They reflect a peculiar combination of realism and abstraction. Deshpande's paintings are realistic artworks but they manage to convey abstract messages.
She has been known to create visual poetry on canvas to express her philosophical concepts. "Art is a visual expression of one's feelings. It should create visual poetry and help express one's philosophy. Practice and hard work play an important role in painting but creativity comes to a stand still if the artist has no love for literature, science, poetry and music," she says. Deshpande has held solo and group exhibitions; her most recent one was held in September at Germany.
On November 16 to 30, 11 am to 11.30 pm
At Malaka Spice, Lane No 5, North Main Road, Koregaon Park.
Art, Pray, Love
From Pune with Love is a group show that brings out the colour crowded pallete that encompasses the city of Pune. This exhibition aims to showcase the myriad colours of the city to its residents.
Apart from the exhibition, you can also participate in various demonstrations and interactive sessions conducted by renowned artists. It includes a watercolour demonstration by Milind Mulick, knife painting session by Dinkar Jadhav, painting demo by Ajay Deshpande and Puneri character drawings by Tejas Modak.
On November 30, 1 pm to 7 pm
At Tilting Art Gallery, Ishanya, Yerwada.
Capturing nature at its best
The paintings at Darpan Art Gallery are by Subhash Kulkarni and Shrinivas Palshikar who are part of the Ruturang cohort of painters. "It is our sixth joint exhibition.
Our first exhibition was in 2002 after which we started teaching art. Our paintings mainly include portraits, flora, fauna and landscapes," says Kulkarni. He adds that one needs two things to buy art -- an eye for art and money to buy the paintings. This is why the artworks are priced on the lower end of the spectrum.
On November 16 to 22
At Darpan Art Gallery, Patrakar Nagar Lane.