Delhi’s Russian cultural centre hosts annual art camp

The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Treasures of Russian and Indian Literature.’ Source: RCSC

The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Treasures of Russian and Indian Literature.’ Source: RCSC

The art camp is jointly being organised by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture and the Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists. Over 20 Indian artists participated in the art camp.

Delhi’s Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) is hosting the Fifth Annual Art Camp. This year’s edition is titled ‘Indian Artists Paint Russia’ commenced on July 17. 

The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Treasures of Russian and Indian Literature.’ The program, jointly organised by the RCSC and the Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists (FIPA) is dedicated to the Year of Literature in Russia.

Padma Shri Dr. S. V. Rama Rao, Artist, Poet & Author, the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony of the Art Camp, made the inaugural stroke on painting using a brush on the canvas. A Seminar on ‘Recognition and Reality through Arts, Literature, Painting, Design...’ was organised following the inauguration ceremony. A Photo Exhibition on ‘The Classics of Russian Literature: From Portrait to Portrait’ was on display side by side with the seminar.

Source: RCSC

Quazi M. Raghib, Publisher/Creative Head IQ Media & Events Pvt. Ltd., the Guest of Honour, was one of the members of the panel of the seminar. Pankul Gupta, a blogger and young film-maker was the other member of the panel. Vimal Mehta, President, FIPA, was the moderator. Aakshat Sinha, Representative of FIPA, conducted the proceedings.

Over 20 Indian artists participated in the art camp.

Following the official inauguration, there was a Kathak performance staged by Lavanya Choudhary, a 5th standard student.

Underlining the significance of the art camp in his welcome address, Arseny Starkov, Representative of the RCSC, noted that this time focus is given to literature, as the year is declared as the Year of Literature in Russia-2015 by a Presidential order, while last year the Art Camp was dedicated to the Year of Culture in Russia. He thanked the co-organiser FIPA for the successful conduct of art camps strengthening bilateral cultural links.

Dr. S.V. Rao referred to the seminar as an extraordinary event and lauded the abstract paintings on portraits and landscapes. It is the imperative of the government and private corporate to support artist so as to bring about great works of art, he said.

Participating in the panel discussion, Quazi Raghib said that every member of society is an artist. It all depends on what one has to do, and how much he has been working on enhancing his understanding of aesthetics. Everyone has the knowledge of design, but it is the artist who the real understanding of the hows and whys behind it, he said.

Vimal Mehta, President, FIPA, laid stress on the harmonious blend of literature and art, as well as the aesthetic bond between painting, photography and design. He acknowledged the gesture of RCSC in providing a unique platform for cultural exchange and for the integration of art society representatives of both countries.

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