There is a need for teaching art appreciation, said veteran artist Ramesh Rao

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print
By Richard D’Souza
Bellevision Media Network

Udupi, 07 Apr 2024: There is a need for teaching art appreciation, said veteran artist Ramesh Rao, President of Artists’ Forum, Udupi, “There is a distinction between good art and popular art” he added.


Inaugurating Chitra Kalos, a day workshop on painting organized by the Gandhian Centre for Philosophical Arts and Sciences, MAHE, here today, Mr Ramesh Rao said good art may not become popular. Popular art may not be good. One needs to critically learn to appreciate art. There is a need for such a teaching, he felt.



Visual art has lines, forms, and colours as music has Raga, Tala, and Laya. Becoming an artist is a difficult task. One can become an artist through hard work and dedication, Mr Ramesh Rao said. He inaugurated Chitra Kalos by drawing a charcoal sketch. 


Conducting the workshop later artist and art journalist Prof Nemiraj Shetty explained several paintings from such artists as Leonardo Vinci, Vermeer, Picasso, Van Gogh, Paul Klee, Henry Rousseau, Rabindranath Tagore, etc. A good painting is fresh and original, bold in imagination, and sensitive in colour.


Another artist Dr Janardhan Havanje maintained that art originates in the mind and creatively manifests on canvas. He also demonstrated how meaningful collage could be created, making use of magazine papers. GCPAS Head Prof Varadesh Hiregange maintained that one needs to know both eastern and western aesthetic tradition to have a comprehensive view. Ms Aparna Parameswaran coordinated the programme. A large number of students from Manipal and nearby places participated in the workshop dabbling with lines, forms and colours.



Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
Disclaimer: Kindly do not post any abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful material or SPAM. reserves the right to block/ remove without notice any content received from users.
GTI MarigoldGTI Marigold
Anil Studio
Badminton Sports AcademyBadminton Sports Academy

Now open at Al Qusais

Veez Konkani IllustratedVEEZ Konkani

Weekly e-Magazine

New State Bank of India, Customer Service Point
Cool House ConstructionCool House Construction
Uzvaad FortnightlyUzvaad Fortnightly

Call : 91 9482810148

Your ad Here
Power Care
Ryan Intl Mangaluru
Ryan International
pearl printing

Konkani Literature World