Art during corona pandemic – hope and positivity through creativity, is an art project announced by Indiaart and Khula Aasmaan, to showcase artistic creations by all during the lockdown period to fight Covid-19 pandemic. This art project to showcase select art during lockdown has been supported by Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation. It is designed to counter the atmosphere of fear and panic created due to coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. We believe that hope and positivity through creativity is the answer to the challenge posed by the uncertain times and the lockdown during this Covid-19 pandemic. Here are select artworks from Day 3 of Art during Lockdown.
Painting by Dherender Sharma, Udaipur
Dherender on himself and his painting : I am a doctor by profession and i think painting gives me the time off and calms my nerves during this Covid-19 pandemic.
Papier mache work by Gauri Ketkar, Pune
Gauri has made a basket, a bowl with a lid and a beautiful Tulshi Vrundavan (तुळशी वृंदावन) from papier mache. After drying, these objects were painted with acrylic paints and finished with a coat of varnish.
Artwork by Tanvi Shah, Surat
Tanvi Shah uses scrap and junk products to give it a new meaning and a whole new purpose.
Tanvi Shah on her work : In this project of mine I have used plastic bottles of shampoo, talc powder, detergent liquid, perfumes etc.; to make the statement show piece or vases.
I have painted them with chalk paints. I Have also given 2 of these bottles some texture with the help of tissue paper. This project is inspired by the artist Foekje Fleur. I was accumulating the plastic bottles and caps for a while. I find these different shapes of the plastic bottles quite interesting. I always like to give my project a unique name and I gave this project name “Trash to Treasure” because literally we dump these into the trash and never try to think of any usages out of the same. Hence the name. I just loved the end result of this project and I am sure you’ll will love it too.
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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