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Rita Jhunjhunwala’s solo show titled Immortals pays tribute to Indian legends through evocative portraits: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi: Oct 1-5, 2017
New Delhi: Delhi-based artist Rita Jhunjhunwala pays a tribute to Indian legends through her upcoming exhibition titled Immortals that will be held at the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from October 1 to October 5, 2017, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The exhibition includes 35 large works in acrylic and charcoal on paper, acrylic and mixed media on canvas and sculptural installations in wood.
Jhunjhunwala places these portraits against backgrounds that are executed in her trademark brush strokes, subtle and evocative of emotions, incidents and symbols associated with each person. For instance, Gandhi’s portrait, incidentally also her first in this series, recreates the time of the Salt March, while another candid work captures the Mahatma’s affectionate relationship with Jawaharlal Nehru. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s portrait is replete with symbols of strength, Subhash Chandra Bose’s portrait lights up with the colours of nationalism and J R D Tata’s portrait is easily recognizable as that of a man of industry. Tagore gazes calmly into a cascade of books, while Mother Teresa is all about compassion and harmony. Among other giants featured in the exhibition are M F Husain, Kishori Amonkar, Swami Vivekananda, Dr C V Raman, Ramkrishna Paramhans, Amrita Shergil, A.P.J Abdul Kalam, among others.