Indiaart and Khula Aasmaan announced an art project for art during lockdown period titled “Art in the time of coronavirus – hope and positivity through creativity”, supported by Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation. This art initiative to promote art during lockdown, 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 pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19). We will showcase select artworks from the Art during Pandemic. The response to this art project has been phenomenal. Here are select artworks from Day 2 of Art during Lockdown.
Pencil sketch by Dr. Kiran Kharat, Pune
Title: Ray of Hope
Medium: pencil sketch
Size: the cartridge paper size
Kiran on his art:
I wanted to do an art work with pencil which would reflect the indomitable spirit of science against a formidable adversary which has brought the world on its knees. I dedicated this to the scientific community working on a vaccine.
Kiran about himself:
I am Dr. Kiran Kharat. I am 55 years old with no training in art whatsoever. I am a joint replacement surgeon by profession. I believe in perseverance and hope.
Gauhar Dhir (16 years) is working on her charcoal sketch – part of the initiative “Art in the time of Corona – hope and positivity through creativity” by Indiaart and Khula Aasmaan, supported by Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation.
Gauhar about herself :
I am Gauhar Dhir, a 16 year old female, studying in grade 10, in Pune, Maharashtra. I have always been inclined towards creative fields like painting, sketching, dancing and choreography. I portray my interests, thoughts and imaginations through my sketches and paintings. I believe that through painting and sketching one may achieve peace, positivity and happiness. I usually make the use of charcoal pencils for sketches and poster colours for paintings.
Painting by Rishab Bhalani, Mumbai
“Go Corona Go”, is an artwork by Rishab Bhalani who is in class 6 at Rustomjee International School & Junior College, Mumbai
Embossing on copper sheet by Sainath Aidoor
Sainath Aidoor (67 years) from Mumbai is doing embossing on a copper sheet.
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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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