Child artists display work at Kolkata art exhibition

Paintings by child artists

By Arnab Mitra

Kolkata: An art exhibition for children was organised by the Nehru Children’s Museum on the theme ‘Xpression’ at the Academy of Fine Arts from November 22-28. Child artists aged from 5 to 15 were allowed to participate.

“Like every year, we arranged this exhibition to inspire the younger minds in their creativity,” said Nehru Children’s Museum coordinator Anjali Gupta.

Prantik Das with his paintings

NewsGram spoke to the mother of child artist Prantik Sen, who is hearing-impaired. She said, “Painting is a language by which my son expresses himself and I never forced him in anything”.

Sreya Dutta with her paintings

Another child artist, Sreya Dutta, a tenth standard student from St John’s Diocesan, said, “I want to see myself as an artist in the future and my parents always support me. Some people think that concentrating on anything else except studies will hamper their career or result. But that’s not true. Creativity comes from instinct. It cannot be stopped by force.”

The three best paintings from the art exhibition would be sent to be displayed at the Nabanna.

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