At the Jehangir Art Gallery there was a beautiful and bright exhibition by Bharati Mate which attracted considerable attention.
Bharati is strictly traditional. It was during her visit to some renowned temples of South India, she was impressed by the fresco creations. She experimented to do the fresco work on canvas. These works on canvas have produced good results.
Bharati explains: “A plaster of rough coat with binding powers and compounds is applied to create a fresco and on the finished coat, it is painted with the help of pouncing technique. While working on this project, my vision is to facilitate the development of an effective art concept using freedom and create new depth on the path of symbolism.
Bharati Mate, the proprietor of Tao Arts, Pune, has a poet’s vision and a highly art language. The recipient of numerous awards, Bharati opines that majority of Indian art today is running on western norms – even though it has its own unique spice of colour, forms and space management. Traditional Indina art, she says, should be nurtured and encouraged by art lovers – as too much of it is drowned thanks to western impact.