Indiaart and Khula Aasmaan announced an art project for the lockdown period titled “Art in the time of Corona – hope and positivity through creativity“, supported by Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation. This art initiative is designed to counter the atmosphere of fear and panic created due to coronavirus lockdown, by the positive energy that art can generate. We believe that hope and positivity through creativity is the answer to the challenge posed by the uncertain times and the lockdown during this pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19). The response to this art project has been phenomenal. Here are select artworks from day 1 of the lockdown.
Artwork by Karen D’lima from Mumbai on Day 1 of Lockdown
Title: eternal life
Medium: food colour, brush, sponge,pen
Size: the cartridge paper size
Karen on her art:
I wanted to do an art work with minimal material using only what I had. Instead of paints I used food colour. Especially in these days of crisis and supplies being short, I felt we can create beauty with the little that we have. From the depths of the earth and the sea (of our hearts) emerge core virtues that carry us thru crisis and bring life to our spirit, no matter what the external circumstance.
Karen about herself:
I am Karen D’lima. I have spent 47 years on this earth with no training in art whatsoever. I am a school teacher by profession and I believe in keeping the faith. I loved the theme and wanted to be a part.
Artwork by Nalini Dhir from Pune
Title – RAY OF HOPE
Medium -charcoal pencil on paper
Size – 12 x 8 inches
Nalini of herself and her art
I’m a self taught artist , I love to draw paint sketch since I was a child , although not a professional, but I do it to express myself . Over the years the one medium I’ve loved to use is charcoal pencils .. I love the tones that it creates and the magic that black&whites can make ! I’ve always dreamt of a time that I would have where I could be surrounded in nature and just have my drawing tools with me … but our hectic lives never gave me this time . I did not know COVID19 would give me that opportunity.
Painting by Sharvil Karajgi from Anandwan on day 1 of lockdown
Painting Title : Meadow
Size: 10 x 12 inches
Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Sharvil Karajgi is a 6 year old boy residing at Anandwan village. He is the great grandson of Baba Amte. His mother Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi gave him acrylic paints and canvas at an early age. He has been painting since then. He loves abstracts and paints using mixed media.
Khula Aasmaan (खुला आसमान) is a platform for creative expression by children and young adults. We have chosen “Khula Aasmaan” as the way to spell this as we believe that it is the phonetically most appropriate way to spell it. Khula Aasmaan may also be spelt as Khula Asmaan, Khula Asman, Khula Aasman.
We conduct art competitions and create educational content in art and science for children and college students. Khula Aasmaan encourages children and young adults to think independently and express themselves.