mind varies in accordance with the surroundings and necessities.
Doing an art work for himself or doing it for an exhibition
is certainly different from creating paintings for competitions.
It is undoubtedly a feast to the eyes to see an exhibition
of works that are created exclusively for a competition,
where artists always putforth their boundless creativity
on canvas to bring out the master pieces, which not only
help them to bag awards but also to captivate many hearts.
such exhibition witnessed in recent times was the Fifth
A.P. State Level Exhibition of Art held at Potti
Sreeramulu Telugu University, which concluded recently.
The exhibition offered a kaleidoscope of different views
of artists. The art connoisseurs of the twin cities have
really enjoyed the unique exhibition, which included paintings,
graphics and sculptures. Out of 460 art works sent by
170 artists from all over the State, 140 exclusive works
have been picked up and put on the display. "When
compared to previous exhibitions, this Exhibition (Competition)
got enormous response from both artists and art lovers"
said Acharya N. Gopi, Vice-president of University.
three members committee, which included renowned artists,
M. Jayanth (Hyderabad), Dr. Omprakash Khare
(Delhi) and Shyam Sharma (Pune) selected the top
ten award winning works of this year (Rs. 10, 000 each).
G. Mallesham's 'Untitled', S.K. Sarkar's 'Disaster
on holy Republic day'. L.N.V. Srinivas's 'Zazen',
S. Laxmana Murthy's 'Untitled', M. Balraj's
'Women No.2', V. Narendra Chary's 'Nature Reflection',
G. Ranga Reddy's 'Magician 72', Ashok Ghosh's
'untitled', Ravi Chander's 'Whither love',
Tuljanand Manik's 'Spiritual Entity' were selected
as the best works. "The artists endeavoured to
explore the latest trends and strived to attain higher
horizons in the field of plastic arts", committee
members described about the exhibits.
Almost all artists have tried their best to compete
for the award. Other than the award winning works, there
were exemplary works that attracted the crowd. G.
Vijayabhaskar Reddy's 'In Prayer', Narahari Prasad's
'Women', S. Bharath's 'Still life', G.S.
Paul's 'My sister', T. Kodanda Rao's 'Spraout',
S.G.S. Prasad Reddy's 'Untitled' were some of
them. "This exhibition gave me a lot of inspiration
and also enriched my experience about art,"
Srividya, a fine arts student said.
Besides the competition and awards, the exhibition
provided a platform for many budding artists to display