Women’s Day: Five women artists collaborate for exhibition

March 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Five Chennai-based women artists have collaborated for the first time for an art exhibition at the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi.

The exhibition, inaugurated Monday by the Akademi’s secretary, Sudarshan Sharma, is a collection of paintings and metallic sculptures by painters Kalpana Yuvarraaj, Kamla Ravikumar, P. Saraswati, Sharada and sculptor, Swapna.

The exhibition celebrates women and womanhood, with the artworks portraying woman in her many roles, as a mother, a multitasking home maker, as Sita in a burning pyre or Draupadi calling for Krishna’s help during ‘Chirharan’.

Inaugurating the exhibition, Sharma said: “Clubbed with International Women’s Day, the initiative had a special significance.”

The art works are up for sale, with a Sharada artwork commanding the maximum price at Rs.99000 and a Kamla Ravikumar creation on the other side of the spectrum at Rs.10000 .

Out of the five artists, Yuvarraaj and Ravikumar were present at the inauguration.

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