Last month the city of love, Agra saw an extravagant celebration of literature with the third Taj Literature Festival held at Hotel Clarks Shiraz. With almost 22 sessions over three days, the festival saw many prominent personalities talking about cinema, digital media, culture, photography, genre writing and much more. Literature is a vast subject which constitutes something from every walk of life, art being one of them. While the speakers were interacting with the audience under a colourful shamiana, one of the halls of the hotel was displaying art pieces from different artists. We took a sneak peek into the burst of colours and interesting strokes.
It was an interesting display of paintings and showcased the artists’ imaginative outburst on canvas at the third Taj Literature Festival.
One can see emotions of love, belonging, sadness, wait and longing in these ‘acrylic oil on canvas’ paintings by Anil Patnaik.
We found these paintings by artist RS Shakya quite intriguing and creative. On a large canvas filled with leaves are Krishna and Radha together.
Sitting quietly in one of the corners of the room was Charan Sparsh by Archana Anuj. Inspired by Buddhism, this textured acrylic art piece caught our attention for the longest time.
Ganesha and Buddha on one wall. Some more paintings inspired by Buddhism and Hindu mythology.
Nature and abstract were another focus areas of the exhibition.
Text and images by Supriya Aggarwal
PS: THN was invited by the Organising Committee of the festival.