Forum Art Gallery’s workshop on modernist art, explores celebrated artist Raza.
HERE’S an opportunity for your child to discover the source of energy (Bindu) and recreate SH Raza’s works of art in his/her own special way. Art Ink, the art appreciation series this month will explore Raza’s progressive modernist style. Sayed Haider Raza (1922-2016), Padma Shri awardee, had said in the past, “My work is my own inner experience and involvement with the mysteries of nature and form which is expressed in colour, line, space and light.”
The Art Appreciation series covers artists from all over the world like Picasso, Henri Matisse, Diego Rivera and Amrita Shergill among others. “We bring their style of art to the children’s level, making it easy to understand. Children get to read about Raza’s works which will inspire them to create their own art. Something I like the about Raza’s works is his abstract art, it is very interesting to understand the thought process behind the colours he used,” tells Shalini Biswajit from the gallery. Children will be expected to observe colours, shapes, lights and lines in some of his early watercolour paintings of townscapes, landscapes and his idea of the ‘Bindu’.
This interactive workshop will be conducted by Praba Ram, a children’s books writer and storyteller who will introduce the artist’s life story to children. “Every artist has a story. Stories are a powerful medium and children respond to it. If kids are able to connect to the artist, I find my joy as a storyteller there,” she says.
On August 13, from 11 am to 1.30 pm at the Forum Art Gallery, for children above the age of five. Details: 42115596
— Kairvy Grewal