Location: Alliance Française
Date: Fri, 2011/12/16 – 6:00pm – Fri, 2011/12/23 – 6:00pm
Price: Free and open to all
Duration: On view until 23th December 2011
An Exhibition of Paintings by Meenakshi Pathak
Prehistoric Rock Paintings have endured rain, sun and thunderstorm for thousand of years. Now they face a more potent threat man. We need to protect and preserve the rock art wherever they are!!!! If we protect these paintings, can be learn more about this ancient from and the long vanished civilization that gave it life.
The inspiration for the work of reflecting rock art on papyrus, canvas, rock pieces, glass and tree bark by Dr Meenakshi Pathak (student of Padamshree Dr. Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar,) comes from her immense passion for the ancient world of rock art prevalent in India and all over the world. India has a major concentration of this amazing visible testimony to our rich cultural heritage. Which is also her field of study. Discovery of many painted shelters in the wilderness of Satpura National Park had been her significant and well acknowledged contribution in the field.
Her work of depicting rock art on rock pieces is to let viewers know as to how these wonderful art forms often found in areas difficult to access actually appear in the cave and shelters. The work of acrylic on papyrus and oil on canvas are aimed at creating awareness and attraction for the rock art.
Mr. Jean-Raphael Peytregnet, Consul General of France in Bombay, has kindly consented to inaugurate the exhibition.