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The inauguration ceremony of FAITH 2013, An Exhibition of Contemporary Mysore Paintings by Heerina Misra

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FAITH 2013, An Exhibition of Contemporary Mysore Paintings by Heerina Misra

The inauguration ceremony of an exhibition hosted at the Australian High Commissioner’s residence

On the 18th of October, 2013, New Delhi witnessed its largest contemporary Mysore artwork exhibition by Heerina Misra at a venue that would well explain the recognition her talent has begun to receive. In an effort to highlight the significance of the recreation of this rare art form and to pay an appreciative homage as a gesture of goodwill to a national treasure the Australian High Commissioner to India Mr. Patrick Suckling has chosen to host the inauguration of Heerina’s show at his residence – just another feather in the artist’s already decorated plume.

The evening was well attended by the who’s who of the capital that included names like artist Kanchan Chander, ID Musafir,Anil & Cheena Vig, Anuradha Prasad, Rajeev Shukla, Ashish Soni, Kunal Lalani,Siddharth Tytler, Guneeta Dhingra, Gaurav Karan,Vikram Madhok, Gauri & Nainika, Ammu Saidi, Naina Balsaver, Ramola Bachchan, Dimpy Kapoor, Kunal & Vimi Lalani, Amaan Ali Khan amongst others….

The show will be open to all from the 21st to the 23rd of October, 2013 @ Australian High Commission, Murray Harris Room, access via Gate 1. Opening Hours-9.00am-4.00pm (Photo ID is required for entry.)

Amongst the numerous art forms, Mysore paintings have been predominant in their lineage with respect to how the modern world worshipper visualizes the spiritual entity they pay homage to. Seen as an ancient art form, a few have proven their talent to responsibly resurrect the art of Mysore from its archival submission, and onto the walls of a contemporary believer. Heerina Misra is one of the rare few remaining artists known to create Mysore artworks that represent the present-day amalgamation of imagery of gods and goddesses with her own unique creative signature.

The highlight of Misra’s art works is her resolve to maintain the sanctity of each depiction by recreating each element of the legend and/or scripture related to the deity being illustrated while adding her own contemporary touches. Over the years Heerina has succeeded in evolving her own distinct style while using mediums like stone textures mixed with gloss, adding more dimensions to make the deities more lifelike etc. Her use of colors as dictated by the Mysore style of painting with respect to different gods and goddesses, the generous additions of 24 Karat gold (as and when permissible keeping in step with traditional guidelines) and her skill of bringing a legend to life via her visually astounding art work comes together to reiterate captivating expressions, illusions of movement and the grandeur of those we worship.
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