Virtual session on art appreciation held at Sarjana Academy
The painting does not represent a story, but the painting itself is a story, ”said renowned artist Mrinal Kulkarni.
She was addressing a virtual session on art appreciation “How to display an image? Organized by Sarjana Academy for Design and Fine Arts and Art Design Teachers’ Forum.
It should be noted that Mrinal is a Faculty of Fine Arts of the Department of Art History and Art Appreciation, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
During the session she referred to her experiences on the subject of how to see a painting and many paintings and said that even in abstract painting there is a story, all that one has. to do is spend time with a painting every day.
Speaking of painting, she shared that the viewer sees first with bare eyes, then with the mind, then with the mind and heart, and then the layers keep opening up. It was an important session on the visual literacy side.
In her comment on the session, artist Shampa Shah says it was a nice conversation about looking at the photo. The discussion of the different entry points of the image was also very significant, in how many ways, from how many angles the image can be seen, it is also a very open thing and enlarged to ‘view’.
The program was attended by artist Aparna Anil, Saba Iftikhar, writer Manoj Nigam and directed by Sunil Shukla.