Artists stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan to create paintings

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A group of leading artists had recently a rare setting to vent out their creativity and backdrop to create their works – Rashtrapati Bhavan.

During their week-long stay, they made some attractive paintings which will now be open for public to enjoy from November 19.

Under the programme called the Artists-in-Residence, they stayed at Rashtrapati Bhavan for a week from November 10. They included eminent and internationally acclaimed artists – Krishen Khanna, Ganesh Haloi, Anjolie Ela Menon, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Sanat Kar, Arpita Singh, Paramjit Singh, Suhas Bahulkar, Chandra Bhattacharjee, Anwar Khan, Sanjay Bhattacharya, and Chinmay Roy – and young artists – Siddarth Shingade, Parnita Parveen Bora and Vimmi Indra.

During the stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Artists-in-Residence put their creating thinking on canvas and also mentored around 65 school children. The art works created by these children were also in display at the exhibition.

The visitors to the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum can also witness the exhibition of these paintings from November 19 to 24, 2019 between 0900 hrs and 1600 hrs.

The aim of the ‘In-Residence’ programme is to provide artists an opportunity to stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan and be a part of the life of Rashtrapati Bhavan. It seeks to provide an environment which will inspire creative thinking and rejuvenate artistic impulses. It is also intended to honour and recognize eminent and established artists as well as encourage young upcoming talent from different parts of the country.

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