An Exhibition of Art Works “India Forever” by the Russian Artist Andrey Karpov was opened at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on December 4, 2017. The event was aimed at marking the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Russia and India. The exhibition showcased 19 unique paintings comprising life and nature of both Russia and India, the 1917 October Revolution, Indian Veda and Pushkin. The Russian artist had already presented his art works at the RCSC last year.
The inaugural function had the gracious presence of dignitaries such as Major Dalbir Singh, Co-President, International Organisation “Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia, Prof. Ramadhikari Kumar, President, Indian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (INDAPRYAL), Mr Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, and others. A large gathering comprising diplomats, Russian compatriots, artists and others attended the function.
Inaugurating the exhibition, Prof. Lokesh Chandra, President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), said that the significant art work by the prominent Russian Artist Andrey Karpov truly reflected the very essence of human life in its various moods and vicissitudes presented in a brilliant style of art. He congratulated the artist as well as the RCSC for such a wonderful presentation promoting Indo-Russian cultural ties.
In his welcome remarks, Mr Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, pointed out that Andrey Karpov has come up with his dream project on India. He added that the artist took strenuous efforts in bringing out his passionate work demonstrating the genuine life, nature and characteristic of peoples through the medium of art. He also referred to the 1917 October Revolution, which made a profound global impact, particularly in the life of India, finding an important place in the artist’s work on display.
Citing the overall creativity of the exhibition, Major Dalbir Singh referred to the Russian artist Andrey Karpov’s deep passion for India. He added that during his visits abroad for taking part in various deliberations he used to stress on the ideal and strong Indo-Russian bilateral cultural relations worth emulating for other countries.
Based on his long experience in teaching Russian language, Prof. R. Kumar pinpointed the extensive and worthy works of Russian artists such as Andrey Karpov which should necessarily find a place in the study of Russian history and cultural heritage. Sharing his impressions, Andrey Karpov was proud enough to state that he translated into reality his long cherished dream of reflecting the history and interaction of two great civilizations.