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Children's little hands paint mighty themes

Saturday, 25 June 2016
Mariayn Jennifer

They say children have wide and wild imagination and this was proved at the art show at Lalit Kala Akademi.

Colours, shapes, sizes, places attract them and they don't just stop with it. They tend to explore and look beyond it.

Displayed under the categories crazy crayon, rainbow colours, gentle waves, colourful canvas and rhythms of colours, children as young as 6 years have put up their works on the show that is on till 26 June.

Organised by Dessin Academy, this is the sixth year this show is being put up.

The mediums used by the children are as pencil, oil, poster colours, water colours, pen and ink, acrylic, acrylic palette knife and sculpture.

There was no dearth of colours. Red, yellow, green and a whole lot of shades were mixed and matched on the canvas. Though some look amateurish, some others look like a photo - such is the finish that the artist has given to the painting.

A case in point is the canvas a class 9 boy has painted, showing a boy swinging from a tree.

Animals, birds, flowers dominated many children's works. Pen shading of an old palace, temple structure and a boat house look stunning.

War is also another theme in the show. A colourful bull ready for a festival or the village life bring out the emotions of how carefree life is.

Tigers are another theme. The mighty cat is painted in all its glory. A painting of it in 3D is also part of the show. These animals seem to dominate the surroundings they live in.

Women, working at home, in a garden or a bride dressed for the occasion have been done by few senior students. Colourful subjects on dark background make the onlooker take a second look.

All the artists have looked into details such as shape, size and dimension. In short, the colourful production by children is sure to impress all.

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