Mylapore is a lovely part of Chennai to walk round - and on Sunday its nicest park was given over to an art fair. Seventy-five local artists exhibited - the work was on sale - and the emphasis was on affordable art.
It was hugely popular, as you might expect in this very cultured and literate corner of the city, and a real delight. And yes, I did make one or two purchases.
The range of work was impressive - watercolours, oils, portraits, abstracts, devotional art, cityscapes, drawings, art on textile, sand art, paper cutting art, miniature sculpture. And the standard was high.
And among the exhibitors, there were also a couple of artists at work -
I took a particular liking to the work of two of the artists. S. Sundararajan paints mainly city scenes in watercolour, very atmospheric and with mastery of the style, and I now have one of his watercolours as a permanent reminder of Chennai.
And A. Ramu has an almost trompe d'oeil style, paintings which pretend they are something else, which made me smile as well as admire his craft. See what you think -
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