An Exhibition of Paintings by noted Russian artist Ludmilla Chakrabarty “Where India Meets Russia”, dedicated to the International Women’s Day, was opened at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) on March 13, 2013.
Dignitaries such as Mr. Dhruv Sawhney, Chairman and Managing Director of the Triveni Engineering and Industries LTD., Mr. Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, and Ms. Shovana Narayan, prominent Kathak exponent, inaugurated the exhibition. A fair number of art lovers, including H.E. Mr. Borislav Kostov, Ambassador of Bulgaria, and Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, Deputy Chief of Mission, head of Economic and global Affairs, Embassy of Germany, gathered at the Centre to attend the art show.
The paintings, displayed at the exhibition, were a manifestation of the creativity and artistic perception of the artist. The very title of the exhibition vindicated how the artist perceived the cultural ethos, moods and ambiance of both India and Russia.
Hailing the sincere efforts taken by the artist in bringing over to the canvas various situations conceived by her, Mr. Sergey Karmalito noted that Ms. Ludmilla’s work would serve the purpose of realising the cultural affinity between our two countries. He referred to the timing of the exhibition coinciding with the International Women’s Day as significant.
Speaking high of the artistic calibre of the artist, Mr. Dhruv Sawhney described Ms. Ludmilla’s painting as a brilliant work demonstrated in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
Citing the aesthetics and concept of the paintings, Ms. Shovana Narayan pointed out that Ms. Ludmilla’s paintings were truly a blend of beauty, colour and ideas bringing the peoples of our countries closer. He made it emphatic that the exhibition testified to the fact that art remained a cultural bridge between nations.
Born in Siberia, Ms. Ludmilla Chakrabarty worked in Tver City. She is living in New Delhi since 1997. She planned to become an art historian and perceived sound knowledge of Russian art from art books. Her first exhibition was held in Tver in 1997. The present exhibition in the Capital is the 19th one.
Ms. Ludmilla Chakrabarty calls her trend in art “lyrical symbolism”. It is based on Russian school of art and comprising elements of Indian tribal art, including Gond art and Medina animal painting.
The exhibition will remain open for general public from 10.00 a.m. to 6. 30 p.m. till March 22.
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