So what effect does teaching art have on your own outlook and perspective as an artist? We all know how differently academics often think in other fields, but art, of-course, is literally a different medium all together. Anne Samuel, Lakshmi Priya and Razia Tony are three faculty members from the Department Of Fine Arts at the Stella Maris College of Chennai.
Apart from that, they really do not have much in common if you look at their works on display. Anne Samuel has a predilection for dance and rhythms. Her images of dancing forms and landscapes have a fractal feel, they break up at the level of color into finer patterns.
Laxmi Priya Daniel has two series on display - Panchakanya and Saptapadi. Panchakanya depicts five legendary women/goddesses. The Panchakanya - Draupadi, Ahalya, Mandodari, Sita, Tara, and the Panchadevi - Radha, Durga, Lakshmi, Savitri, Saraswati are depicted using darbha (sacred) grass and darpan (mirror). The Panchabhutas (five elements) are shown intermingling to form these women and goddesses. Saptapadi is of-course the sacred seven steps that a married couple take.
Razia Tony's predominant theme is women, in many emotions, forms and moods. Her powerful images show women looking into the mystic realm with their feet bound to the earth. She is a bold and realistic painter.
This exhibition was inaugurated by Padmasri Jagdish Mittal on the 19th of March, and will go on till the 28th. Please contact 2337-8033 for further details.