“Art in the time of Corona – hope and positivity through creativity” is an art project during coronavirus pandemic, which was announced the very next day after the national lockdown was declared by the Prime Minister of India on the night of 24th March 2020. This unique art initiative is managed by Indiaart and Khula Aasmaan. It has been supported by Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation. Our appeal of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic with creativity of art has been well received by people of all age groups and professions. The participants in this art project are from diverse domains – school children, college students, working professionals, homemakers and senior citizens. Most of them are self taught. They all have created art using whatever they could get at home as all shops were closed during the strict national lockdown.
Select artworks from Day 4
Here are the select artworks from day 4 and the creators of these wonderful artworks :
Gargi Raichand, New Delhi
Gargi Raichnad (class 10) is a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Janakpuri, New Delhi. She has titled the painting “Nature Heart Queen”. By this painting her heart speaks out everything which is inside it for many days and wanted to come out but couldn’t….
Charcoal sketch by Jude D’lima, Mumbai
Title: The Wait
Size: A-3 size paper
Jude on himself and his art :
I am going to be 15 next month. I am a student of Cambridge High School, Kandivli, Mumbai who will be giving my board exams in a year from now.
About my art:
I feel the lion is a symbol of power. He is the King of the jungle… a special animal from among the others in the jungle as we humans too are on earth. But he definitely knows how to sit and wait. Haven’t you seen him? Majestic as ever! He doesn’t get restless. He doesn’t pace around in temper or panic. He follows the law of the jungle at all times.We too must follow the law of the land and be patient. There is hope! There will always be hope as long as we are positive and do what is right.
Painting by Shradhul Rao, Mumbai
Painting by Shradhul Rao (class 8) from St Xavier’s Boys Academy, Mumbai
Milind Vishwas Sathe is the founder of Art India Foundation, a non profit organisation, which runs "Khula Aasmaan" as its flagship project. Khula Aasmaan is a platform for creative expression by children. Khula Aasmaan is free.
Milind also runs Indiaart Gallery, the art portal www.indiaart.com and New Media Ventures which is a consulting firm in the area of digital strategy. He is an avid photographer and a blogger. His active interests include travel, photography, cycling, history, media and social transformation projects.
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