Painter Sandip Manna presents the varied colours of rural Bengal with Maatir Taane in Kolkata
A glimpse of rural Bengal in vivid colours made an impact at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshansala in Rabindra Sadan. Titled Maatir Taane, the exhibits in watercolour by painter Sandip Manna reflected the myriad hues of the rural Diaspora.
The art exhibition was inaugurated by actor Barun Chanda. The exhibition also witnessed the presence of many eminent personalities like painter Wasim Kapoor, IAS officers Piyali Sen Gupta, Debanjan Deb, Sudheer P and sarod exponent Arnab Bhattacharya.
The 30-odd exhibits captured not just the cultural aspect of the geography with baul singers and patachitra artists but also painted a stark and raw picture of the population reeling in poverty, affected by politics and more. The exhibits included The Mother, The Home Coming, The Artist, The Wounded Goddess and more.
The painter said, “I’m highly obliged to Rajya Charukala Parshad and Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal for giving me this opportunity and this platform to showcase my paintings. In this exhibition, I tried to present the raw emotions, festivals, the effect of politics, poverty, simple living through my watercolour paintings. The main objective of the exhibition is to tranquillise the urban minds of Kolkata by the watercolour paintings which will introduce rural Bengal to them in a never seen before manner.”