REVIEW FOR PARIS: MYSTERIES, MYTHOLOGIES AND MEMORIES
For an unvarnished peek at the Parisian way of life, watch out for this artist's memoirs in paint this week.
The Alliance Francaise's art gallery is showing a striking ensemble related to Paris these days. Titled "Paris: Mysteries, Mythologies And Memories", the exhibition showcases the tremendous talent of the artist in handling elements that define the past and present of Paris.
The work stems from the personal experiences of Vishwajyoti Ghosh, a graphic artist based in Delhi. Much inspired by one of the greatest contemporary French artists, Louistal, and his famous Carnet du Voyages published by Seuil, these are drawings and perspectives of a very modern and grand Paris.
Among the various subtle and sensitive themes that Vishwajyoti Ghosh touches upon are:
1. How Does Mona Lisa Handle So Much Of Pressure In The Days Of 21st Century Stardom And Media Craze 2. Where Does Eiffel Tower Stand In The Mind Of Present Day Parisians 3. What Are The Sounds Of Silence In A Busy Metro 4. Why Do I Feel Lonely In A City Of Love And Most Beautiful Women 5. What If Gandhi Arrived Today In Gare du Nord To Find A Chicken Restaurant In His Name?
Six comics accompany the big drawings. These are short letters from Paris, rendered in comic form, as interesting insights on various issues relating to history.
In all, the exhibition portrays life in a faraway city which has beautifully held on to its past, even while wedding with the present.