A unique Painting Exhibition of Russian Women Artists Living in India “Russia and India in My Heart”, dedicated to the International Women’s Day, which was opened at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on March 19, 2018, greatly impressed the audience.
The artists who showcased their best works are Ludmilla Chakrabarty, Alena Earath, Shanty Kushwaha, Ekaterina Pokrovskaya and Natalia Zaitseva-Borisova. The paintings comprising from realistic to abstract art are done in oil on canvas, acrylic in canvas and water colour. The exhibits included Matryoshka dolls, sarees with Russian and Indian designs, etc.
The dignitaries, who graced the occasion with the participation of a fair number of artists, art-lovers, art critics and Russian compatriots, are the Guest of Honour H.E. Mr. Nikolay Kudashev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India,the Chief Guest Mr. Krishna Setty, Administrator, Lalit Kala Academy, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, H.E. Mr. Vitaly Prima, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to India, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, and others.
Underlining the unique nature of the Painting Exhibition, Mr. Krishna Setty pointed out that the highlight of the exhibition is the importance given to woman whose role in society, genius, calibre are skill was being projected through such excellent artistic work. In this respect, he referred to the commendable efforts of the RCSC.
Describing the worth of the Painting Exhibition, H.E. Mr. Nikolay Kudashev referred to love and beauty as the hallmark of the exquisite painting work done by the most talented, devoted and committed Russian women artists typically emulative for the future young artists.
In his welcome remarks, Mr Fedor Rozovskiy said that majority of the Russian women artists whose work are being show eased at the exhibition have been presented before, but it was for the first time that the works of Alena Earath, based in Chennai, are presented at the RCSC in New Delhi.
Each and every artist shared their impression and experience in the field of painting. Addressing the gathering, Ms. Alena Earath noted that her paintings were inspired by her life in India which made her profusely express the great cultures and beauty of Russia and India. She added that the greener flora and fauna of Kerala coupled with the memories of her Motherland Russia have left a great impact on her painting work. She has to her credit presented the Matryoshka dolls, sarees with Russian and Indian designs at the exhibition.