Reliance Foundation Globally Promotes Indian Art Form, Pichvais-segotep

Business Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic initiative of Reliance Industries not only helps the needy in India but also promotes the nation at international level. In a step to popularize the nations art, heritage and culture, the Foundation displayed traditional Indian art form of Pichvais at Chicago. Exhibition at Chicago Reliance Foundation is sponsoring an exhibition held at the Art Institute, Chicago (AIC) in the United States (US). It is the lead sponsor. The exhibition is known as Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings. It started on 13th September, 2015 and will go on till 3rd January, 2016. The Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani spoke at the inaugural function. She informed that the paintings are 300 years old. The artists of the temple town of Nathdwara made and preserved them since centuries. She also said that her Foundation is sponsoring this exhibition so that the global and US audience get an opportunity to celebrate Indias art. The living traditional artists will gain exposure and recognition through this exhibition. The Director and President of AIC, Douglas Druick thanked Reliance Foundation. He said, The patronage of Mrs. Nita Ambani and Reliance Foundation has allowed us to showcase this collection of Pichvais paintings. This vibrant art form is sure to enthrall discerning US audiences. We at AIC are proud of our historic relationship with India, and we welcome Mrs. Ambani as an honorary member of the Presidents Council of the AIC. Art form of Pichvais Pichvais means back and hanging in Sanskrit. The Pichvais art has complicated and detailed paintings done on textiles. These are hung behind the idol of Shrinathji. The paintings thus have the theme of Shrinathji, a form of child Lord Krishna. The paintings depict anecdotes from Lord Krishnas life. This involves scenes with cows, forests and gopis (milkmaids). They also show the story of Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan mountain on his little finger. The Pichvais art form was created in the 17th century. It is a tradition of the Pushtimarg sect. The Pushtimarg sect was founded 5 centuries ago, by Sant Vallabhacharya. The AIC exhibition has paintings, drawings and ancient photographs of Pichvais art form. This is the first time in the US that art from the Hindus Pushtimarg sect is being showcased. Apart from this, the exhibition also holds paintings from rare and private collections like Ahmedabads Amit Ambalal collection and Surats TAPI collection. AIC museum The first museum to get a grant from the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India was the AIC. It received it for planning the Vivekananda Memorial Program for Museum Excellence in 2012 and teachprofessionals from Indian museums. In 1893, Swami Vivekananda gave his famous speech at the AIC on Sisters and Brothers of America. From the 1890s, AIC has been promoting Indian art. It has a collection of art forms of Himalaya, Southeast Asia and Islam. Since 2008, AIC has been developing Indian arts by appointing a full-time guardian. In 2010-11, the museum got its first Indian contemporary installed by the Indian artist, Jitesh Kallats Public Notice 3. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: