Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chitra Santhe~ Art for All

Chitra Santhe is a one-day art festival organised by Chitrakala Parishad, where 1700 artists from all over India come together to showcase their work on the side pavements of Kumara Krupa Road in Bangalore.
It was a feast to the eye with artists showcasing various styles and forms of art. Here are some photographs that I clicked while we slowly walked the length of the road drinking in the beauty of a sunny morning and some hot chai;-)Vishwas M
There were loads of amazing work on display this year, but this was one of our favourites by artist Vishwas M.

Hope you enjoyed these colourful works by various talented artists.

Have a great day!

31 comments:

mojdeh bahar said...

i wish i was there.

Dee said...

wow! Reminds me of Colaba and the Kala Ghoda festival. Vishwas M 's work is wonderful. Did you suggest that he start a blog? Or a flickr or something?

Komal-Nishka said...

Wow, what a brilliant idea to see art in the streets rather than hung in ballrooms and art galleries here.

For some reason, just may be coz the weather is much cooler now, I am coming to love souqs and kinds in open air..

Did you pick up anything?

zobars said...

Beautiful art and a feast for my eyes.

purple area said...

Great post, very interesting and as you say colourful.

Arch at Rang said...

mojdeh bahar~ Hope you can make it next year:-)

Diti~ Yes, we really liked Vishwas M's work. Maybe after seeing this post he might start one;-)

komal_Nishka~ Yes, we picked up some works by Vishwas M;-)

zobars~ Glad you liked it:-)

Rekha said...

I was there too, there was so much art that I came back empty handed unable to decide what to buy! :(

Shalini said...

I love going to local art fairs like these....you're sure to find something interesting! I love the second shot....the blue cow painting looks very interesting and love the shadow of the palm in the shot too.

Also, love the shot with your feet...so much fun!

Fernanda R. Lima said...

This is great! I wish i was there.. so many talented artists... tks for this beautiful post!

Sum said...

Hmmm... i too missed it.... hope i can make it next time... Nice clicks, BTW!

D said...

What excellent stuff! Why ain't I in Bangalore? :(

~mE said...

Wow, i missed this year :(
thanks for sharing arch

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

I am kicking myself for reaching Bangalore a day later than this festival. Shashi (my co-blogger) has been telling me all about it! I have to visit next year:)

Did you pick up anything?
-Sharon

whereimcallingfrom said...

First time here! LOVE your site... can't wait to go through those archives!

megha punater said...

oh how i wish i could experience this in real,one day maybe.
lovely post so reminded me of kala ghoda in bombay/

Amruta said...

Hi
your blog is really beautiful :)
I am new on this blogging scene and while browsing I came across your blog......its amazing!!!

Chandan said...

Love the pictures Arch, particularly the one with your feet showing, so you.
:-)

vineeta said...

hey what fun, there's nothing happier making than browsing through art. neat pics! Thanx for sharing!

Veda Murthy said...

what a pity i was not in the city last week! missed this one....does this santhe come every year arch?

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu visiting your blog

Tanima said...

Please tell me the name of the artist who painted the elephants. I'm in love with those paintings!

Jane_hates_Dick said...

What a lovely array of artwork! I've wanted to visit Bangalore for years, and I do hope when I finally get to go, that I'll be able to bring home at least one amazing piece of art. It's all such a wonderful change from what's available in Arizona, USA.

Shelly Jain said...

Love your blog and the pics:-)

q said...

i wish i was there! love the elephant paintings :)

Belinda said...

wow indeed! wouldn't i love to see this. thanks for posting about it.

Ashley L. said...

Beautiful. Your posts always make me miss India!

Shalini said...

Hi

Love your blog. Its very inspiring and refreshing. Your photography is excellent. love all your posts.
missed Banglore when i saw Chitra santhe photos.
Thanks for sharing your ideas, and inspiring me.

Shalini said...

Hi,

Love your blog. Its very inspiring and refreshing. Love all your posts.Your photography is excellent.
Love visiting your blog.

absolutelyawesomethings said...

Beautiful art!I came across your blog and I am glad I did because its awesome! Interesting thing is I have been in Bangalore so it was a remainder and also the word rang (we say rangi)in my language (Swahili)means color.Isn't that amazing!

Curry Pan said...

wow - there's some very nice work there! why dint i hear of this before!!!!

Mapiurka said...

very nice blog, i'm glad too be here!
regards from Argentina,