The Kalahita Art Foundation is organising an exhibition of paintings by Konduru Nageswar Rao, from 24th February to 4th March. Titled "from dawn to dusk", the exhibition features 45 works of the artist. The paintings are the artist's depiction of situations and activities that are part of a village woman's daily living, and emerge from experiences of his growing up in the village Pedaravuru of Tenali, Guntur district, from where he hails.
Pedaravuru is a prosperous village with plenty of paddy fields nourished by the Krishna river. This beautiful landscape has left an impact in the artist's mind. He takes into account the multiple role women play in a rural society, too. Their daily feminine chores are tantamount to social and cultural activities. Their contribution is unaccounted, productive, and brings on a sense of regularity in their surroundings.
Nageswar Rao is a self-taught artist who learned the art by himself from Chandamama books, copying illustrations as a child. Later, V Papaiah helped him to fine-tune his work.
Please contact the art gallery at 2335-0543 for further details.