Culture, Music Arts

Art can win over hearts

It all started when some of the ancient cultures used earthworks to express themselves, long before the invention of the term “art”. It came though the way of perceiving nature; instances of such art forms can be found all across the globe, which includes the American continent as well.

Just like the works in Peru by the Nazka Indians or in the form of the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio in USA, this form of contemporary earth work later found recognition in the society as ‘Earthworks’ or ‘Earth Art’.

Slowly the artistic movement emerged in America during the 1960’s, when a number of sculptors and painters such as Robert Smithson, aimed to heighten its importance through public awareness.

Far away from all the turbulence and controversies, this movement took a unique turn, in a village called Komdhara near Singur, in 2017.

Under the famous Contemporary Artist Bibekananda Santra’s “Narrative Movement”, this concept of Land Art took form in this very village.

With overwhelming participation of about 42 artists from 17 countries, the Land Art Movement took a new shape with the cultural participation of various artists.

These successfully created a seven-day thematic representation of this particular art form, which ended with an expressive dance performance by Aditi Sinha, fire installation by Germany’s Reiner Langer and an ethnic extravagance of a musical evening by Biplab Barman, Laxmi Santra and Fanny Anderegg.

The villagers joined the artists to create a healthy environment through art and culture.

From the haystacks to the crop fields, the artists used every single material at their disposal to create their artworks; the whole village was transformed into a single piece of canvas for them.

From the bathing places to earthen walls of the mud huts, along with the earthen ovens, every single commodity became a perfect mirror of the heavens; it eventually reflected the artwork of various nations and showed the lively concepts of earth art that was based on the theme of “Mirror, Light and Shadow”.

 

 

1.Visual Artist, Sajal Kaity with his installation made up of bricks. He is a member of Narrative Movements.

  Visual Artist, Sajal Kaity with his installation made up of bricks. He is a member of Narrative Movements.

Michal Smandek’s artwork is named as More Photons and it has been supported by Culture and Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice. He bought it all along the way from Poland to Komdhara in West Bengal in the first ever Land Art Residency Program in India. Along with some of the abstract figurines, that he created, he involved the combination with the working class village people.

Michal Smandek’s artwork is named as More Photons and it has been supported by Culture and Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice. He bought it all along the way from Poland to Komdhara in West Bengal in the first ever Land Art Residency Program in India. Along with some of the abstract figurines, that he created, he involved the combination with the working class village people.

Artist and Painter Nandini Das from India with her Land Art made with wicker baskets and some colors in a dug out land, in one part of the village.

Artist and Painter Nandini Das from India with her Land Art made with wicker baskets and some colors in a dug out land, in one part of the village.

Tanya Preminger is an Israeli Sculptor who has worked in various Medias such as sculptures, landscape art, installations and photography. In creating sculptural nature and her works, mainly with stone which combine criticism and irony. The way she used the traditional methods and concepts to bring her art into life is surely surprising. She has participated in over 90 group exhibitions worldwide and has taken part in over 100 sculpture symposiums and competitions worldwide. The following structure has been created with hay.

Tanya Preminger is an Israeli Sculptor who has worked in various Medias such as sculptures, landscape art, installations and photography. In creating sculptural nature and her works, mainly with stone which combine criticism and irony. The way she used the traditional methods and concepts to bring her art into life is surely surprising. She has participated in over 90 group exhibitions worldwide and has taken part in over 100 sculpture symposiums and competitions worldwide. The following structure has been created with hay.

With over 150 solo art exhibitions all over the world this guy doesn’t need any introduction of his own. He is Bibek Santra who is one of the finest contemporary artists and the founder of Narrative Movements which has been founded with the intention of creating a healthy environment through the spread of art and culture. He has executed many commissioned pieces and has participated in many fairs and camps and his works are present in the collections of individuals and corporate all over the world. He created a flower vase with the help of a tree trunk and some ropes made out of hay and some pieces of mirror.

With over 150 solo art exhibitions all over the world this guy doesn’t need any introduction of his own. He is Bibek Santra who is one of the finest contemporary artists and the founder of Narrative Movements which has been founded with the intention of creating a healthy environment through the spread of art and culture. He has executed many commissioned pieces and has participated in many fairs and camps and his works are present in the collections of individuals and corporate all over the world. He created a flower vase with the help of a tree trunk and some ropes made out of hay and some pieces of mirror.

March 15, 2017

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