Some people have made Telangana used in most sentences that also have trafficking in them, but fortunately, there are people who keep restoring its glory, too.
An exhibition of cultural Telangana paintings by Md. Rustum is on at the Chitramayee - State Gallery of Fine Arts, from 28th April to 7th May. A collection of 50 paintings is on display at the exhibition.
Rustum is a senior artist from Siddipet, who's been painting since 1996. His being born in rural Telangana sees his paintings deeply influenced by the atmosphere of this part of state. He uses rustic colors like blue, green, brown and ochre for the bodies of women as he believes that the beauty of rural women lies in these dark colors amongst bright clothes.
He has named all of his paintings in Telugu traditions - his paintings are mostly on Telangana festivals and lifestyles like Bathukamma, Kolatam, Kodi Punju, Prema Aata (Radha Krishna), Paala Ammamma (milk-maid), Itla Aithe Etla, Sankranthi Gangireddu, Golla Suddulu and Jada Poolu. Ask Rustum about his exhibits, and he explains this exhibition by way of pure Telugu poetry!
For further details, please contact the art gallery at 2311-3308/98486-66262.