doesn't matter that the works are reproductions
and artists are first-timers, but all that matters
is their command over the brush and capability over
the medium. Priya Pishe and Priyanka Kakade,
a cousin jodi from Hyderabad emerged
with splendid ability and have achieved the dream
of holding an exhibition of their works. The exhibition
of the young artists which was held recently proved
that a lot of commitment is needed even for producing
duo learned the art for five years under the able
guidance of Late Mohd Aliuddin, an accomplished
artist who himself trained under eminent artist
M.F. Hussain. Aliuddin established Picasso
Art Coaching Centre and shared his knowledge with
many aspiring young artists like Priya and Priyanka.
After the demise of Aliuddin last year, his wife
Khadija Aliuddin, who completed diploma in
fine arts from JNTU took over the responsibilities
of the coaching centre. Besides training the students
in fine arts, the centre's art gallery at Babu
Khan Estate, Basheerbagh also provides an opportunity
for upcoming artists to hold exhibitions at a minimal
young artists have reproduced works of great painters
like Van Gogh, William Blake, Vernon Kerr,
Rosette and contemporary Indian artist Subrata
Sen. The works may be immature reproductions
but worth appreciating for someone who has just
made a start. "We are just beginners.
We felt it's better to reproduce the work of established
artists," says Priya. "Success
is inspiration and perspiration in equal measure,"
said Priyanka. The works which were on display
caught many eyes, who witnessed the exhibition.
For instance, the one titled Survivor showing
a ship on sea has a very good colour scheme, especially
of the sky. The painting of a horse and the one
depicting lambada women seemed to have caught
the attention of art lovers. The artists depicted
various Indian and European subject
matters such as a portrait titled Italian Beauty
and some of the Christian themes of sin and
sacrifice of Isaac which are takeoffs from
the Renaissance paintings.
it a figure, landscape or townscape, drawing has
always been a pleasure for them. "I spent
at least a month on each frame. And the one which
depicts the seashore took me three months,"
says Priyanka. The canvases were reflective
of the effort put by the artistes. The choice
of colour, the deft strokes and the motif shown
by the duo with a demanding medium of oil colours
mesmerized the connoisseurs of art. "Sir
taught us everything in art and we are just following
it. We want to be masters in oil paintings and
jack of all areas," said the duo.