A Painting Exhibition “Russian Landscape”, jointly organized by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) and the Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists (FIPA), was opened at 24-Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi, on September 18, 2012. The Exhibition will be on view till September 28, 2012 in the premises of the RCSC from 10. 00 a.m. to 6. 30 p.m. every day except on Sunday.
The objective of the Exhibition was to showcase the painting work done by 13 Indian artists, who participated in the second Annual Art Camp based on the theme “Indian Artists Paint Russia” that the RCSC had organized with FIPA in July last.
Padma Sri Ram V. Sutar, President, All-India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), and Padma Sri Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar, Indian Classical Singer, graced the inaugural ceremony as the distinguished guests and registered their profound appreciation on the exceptional work of Indian artists on Russian theme. Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, who participated in the function, congratulated the impressive work of Indian artists and lauded the FIPA and its President for the commendable initiatives taken in the successful conduct of Art Camp and Painting Exhibition.
Logically supporting in the organization of the Exhibition in the wake of an Art Camp, Ms. Yelena Shtapkina, Deputy Director (Culture & Information), RCSC, pointed out that the paintings demonstrated not only the skill of the India artists but also their profound respect for Russia.
Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy accorded a hearty welcome to the distinguished guests and gifted them with the book “Russian Winter” containing the photographs of the rich and rare collection of paintings preserved at the State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
A picturesque Catalogue with a comprehensive presentation on the CV of artists and the photos of their paintings was released on the occasion.
Mr. Vimal S. Mehta, Founder President, FIPA, introduced the artists to the gathering. The honourable guests presented the artists with Certificates of Merit. Mr. Mehta took the opportunity to profusely thank the RCSC and its Director for the valuable support extended to FIPA in organizing both the Annual Art Camp and the Painting Exhibition.
The organisers expect the Art Camp to become an annual feature of larger scale and involve RCSCs in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Trivandrum. In future, the RCSC in New Delhi and the FIPA are planning to hold a touring exhibition of the best paintings by Indian artists on Russia.