“Art in the time of Corona – hope and positivity through creativity” is an art project featuring lockdown painting 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 the art project – “Art in the time of Corona” are from diverse domains – school children, college students, working professionals, homemakers and senior citizens. Most of them are self taught. They all have created lockdown painting with whatever they could get at home as the shops were closed during lockdown.
Art in the time of coronavirus on Day 8
Featured below are the select paintings from day 8 of the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic :
Sketch art by Pragya Gupta, Delhi
Pragya, a homemaker and a busy mother of a 5 year old, has used sketch pens and black gel pens.
Painting by Manasa Koratagere, Bangalore
This is “The Wolf’s Daughter”.
Ever since my mother got Netflix for our family to watch, we’ve been watching many Studio Ghibli movies.
My personal favourite is Princess Mononoke as it describes such an ethereal connection with nature through spirits, human and gods. Here, “the wolf’s daughter” is actually my depiction of the character San, from the movie.
About the art:
The pencil part of it is from Royal Langnickel and Boldmere and the paint is Premium Poster Paints from Camel
It’s around 21 * 18 cm
The idea was simple: I wanted her to catch he eye and be outside (staying inside for so long gives such ideas).
Hence, I gave her a circle of night.(the character also fought in the dark once and that scene was quite pretty)
I used many black and white pictures of women for reference with the only woman that I knew to be cara delevigne (and incorporated her jaw into this️)
Social Distancing, hand painting by Shefali Verma
Shefali about herself and her art :
I am Artist by Passion and an IT Professional.
I love to try out different type of Art. Creating just keeps me alive inside 🙂
Art Title : Defeat Corona
Description : Social Distancing….Need of the hour !
Hoping for a bright sunrise when we don’t have to look at the rising death tolls and suspects during COVID-19 pandemic.
Painting by Manjiri Narnaware, Mumbai
Manjiri about herself and her art :
Professionally I’m an Engineer, working in Mumbai.
I’m an avid admirer of art & myself do lot of creative stuff such as paintings, origami, interior decor etc.
The Title of my Painting is “Revival of Mother Nature during Lockdown of COVID-19”
Material used is: Poster colours & water colours available with me at this time.
Description of my art:
The planet is sick and humans are suffering from deadly Coronavirus pandemic, it is undeniably humans as a species have destroyed this beautiful planet at an alarming rate. Putting aside global warming and climate change, no species is as greedy as the human race, we take more than we need and leaves a trail of destruction.
Perhaps it is time for us to reflect on ourselves and ask, what have I done for mother nature? Do you really need to use that much plastic bag or any form of plastic? Will you walk to the nearby shop instead of driving? It is all the little things that matters, and if everyone contributed indirectly, the planet will be a beautiful place to live it – less resources needs, less destruction and better environment.
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