By Arnab Mitra
Kolkata: The CIMA Art Mela, which is exhibiting more than 6000 paintings on the theme– ‘Modern Art and Shadow painting’, kicked off in the city today.
Chief Editor of ABP Group, Aveek Sarkar in an interaction with NewsGram said, “This year our main focus is modern art and shadow painting. Artists from all over India participated in the fair and the entire CIMA team feels glad to give an opportunity to the new artists”.
Apart from the art exhibition, a debate and panel discussions were also organized on ‘Language of Modern Art’, ‘Influence of socio-political situation on the artists’ and on ‘Indian visual art needs to be more self-confident and assertive’.
Paintings by Sujit Karmakar and Shyamal Roy were largely appreciated by visitors.
The two day festival will end on November 29 and the top three paintings will be hired by CIMA authorities.
A few clicks from the exhibition: