Hyderabad: Through around 150 selected works, including paintings, sculptures, panels and drawings exhibited at the State Gallery of Art, veteran artist Thota Vaikuntam showcased the rustic beauty of village and its people, in his signature style.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Governor ESL Narasimhan, who later took a look around the exhibition. Curator Manvinder Dawer, artist Surya Prakash and others were also present.
The exhibition Bhaavanaatharangam – A Retrospective, also saw the launch of a book titled the same. “The book is a compilation of Vaikuntam’s works and conversations with the other artists, which throws light on his other side. Understanding the personal life of an artist helps the public to relate to his works better,” said Manvinder Dawer.
Multiple media, including acrylic paint, charcoal and pens have been used in the different paintings. “I take inspiration from my village where I grew up and its people, especially the women as you can see. I was always fascinated by the folklore and the scenic beauty of the rural,” Vaikuntam said. The inauguration was attended by art connoisseurs in the city. The exhibition will be open till February 27 from 11 am to 7 pm.