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At Madras school, the fine art course duration was six years. The first two years was an integrated course and they taught all the subjects like sculpture, paintings, photography, etc. Depending on our marks in this certificate course, they would enrol us in a specific stream for the next three years. I got selected in Painting because I had done well in the same. So in the school, morning 9 am to 1 pm we were made to practise figure drawing, portraits, etc and later we had to study old masters in the library. Tamil literature is one of the renowned and ancient ones. It also comprises the regional translation of Mahabharata and Ramayana, among many other literary works. Reading these books helped me to develop my philosophy. That is why I believe artists are a little more knowledgeable than laymen.

During school, we travelled across the entire India. And while I was in the fourth year we travelled to Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Seeing Ajanta caves, I was overwhelmed and realised my deeper interests and style. I was struggling to arrive at my personal style already. 

SYED THAJUDEEN shares his artistic journey with Aashna Abrol

Thoughts behind the art

In talk with the artists.

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SHOBHA BROOTA speaks with Aashna Abrol about her sustenance of passion and creative learning

Shobha Broota is one of the established contemporary Indian artists, who has rotated the wheel of abstraction in an invigorating dimension. Brought up in a family that nurtured his artistic values from childhood, she feels privileged of having learned arts, music and dance long back before her professional career had begun. Her paintings chart an earthly layer but generate meanings that are deeper and transcendental. While viewing many of her paintings, I felt engulfed in an evocative silence they emanated, leaving me entrenched in resonant harmony for a while. Moreover, Shobha is a Sangeet Visharad in Classical Music.

Having spoken with Shobha on the phone, not only we exchanged our common love for taking up immediate challenges but I also learned the significance of creativity irrespective of what medium one selects. She taught at St. Thomas School and Triveni Kala Sangam from 1964 to 1970 and 1970 to 1994, respectively. At the same time, sharing her childhood stories, she sportingly tells us that as a kid her teachers described her ‘reticent’.

Artist of the month

Sanjay Roy

"Sanjay Roy Artist & Teacher at Triveni Kala Sangam

The quest is much deeper and holistic than it appears, leaving all those who choose to delve into it with an honest understanding of the fabric of life and its yearning.

Submerged in the platonic chaos, Sanjay’s body of artworks have a depth of unnecessary tension and is capable of moving freely on the canvas space. He amply captures the humanistic essence looking for a higher and deeper meaning as possessing the capacity to move effortlessly and joyously within the societal milieu, a place where one is subjected to critical viewing. Humans are naturally inhibited and are also inevitably tugged at two ends because of our conscience; this essence is truly and most humbly captured in Sanjay’s artworks.

Sanjay’s works are thus a humane amalgamation of mobility and sound. He manages to unify and integrate the body, the voices, the thoughts and the emotions; in the same ensemble, the true focus is on everything, on the total living space. 

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