Exim Bank celebrates Mahatma Gandhi’s life and legacy through exclusive paintings in Delhi

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New Delhi: Export-Import Bank of India commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi at Nehru Memorial Museum in New Delhi through inaugurating an “Art Exhibition” showcasing the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.

The artwork which includes paintings was developed by artisans from across India. Exim Bank had engaged fifteen traditional artists to develop the paintings, based on different events from Mahatma Gandhi’s life exclusively for Exim Bank.

The artists representing 12 different traditional art forms from Dahanu in Maharashtra for Warli painting), Kotra Sultanband near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh (for Gond painting), Kamrup in Assam (for North East weaving), Chandanpur in Odisha (for Pattachitra painting), Srinagar in J&K (for Papier Mache art), Triplicane in Tamil Nadu (for Tanjore painting), Mathura in Uttar Pradesh (for Sanjhi craft), Paschim Medinipur in West Bengal (for Pattua painting), Srikalahasthi in Andhra Pradesh (for Kalamkari painting), Ahmedabad in Gujarat (for Mata-Ni-Pachedi) and Bhilwara in Rajasthan (for Phad painting) and Madhubani in Bihar (for Madhubani painting) were commissioned for the project, who developed 25 exclusive paintings for Exim Bank.

“We shared the concept about the project and left it to the artisans to develop the paintings according to their own interpretation of important events from Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The three monkeys, which is a pictorial maxim of ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,’ was one of the favourite themes of the artists and it was manifested in several paintings of the Gond artists who worked on the project. All the paintings have a story to tell and the artists worked for over two months on them,” said Vikramaditya Ugra, General Manager, who led the project.

The Exim Bank will also organise exhibitions of the traditional paintings across various centers in the country. The first such exhibition is being organized at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi from January 30-February 02, 2019.

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