Date: 19-22 Jan 2017
Venue: Thyagraj Stadium
The culture scene in Delhi opens up in the winter months. Starting from India International Trade Fair to Book Fair to Bharat Rang Mahotsav Theatre Festival to Surajkund craft festival – we are spoilt for choice. ‘Tis the season for art as well and we have routinely covered India Art Fair and India Art Festival.
The recently concluded India Art Festival 2017 has moved from National Stadium in 2016 to the way more spacious Thyagraj Stadium behind INA in South Delhi. Consequently the display was much bigger than last year. This art event is unique in the way that it is less stand offish than many other art exhibitions in Delhi. The connect with the visitors is way more organic and aspirants are encouraged to try art. Hence along with paintings and sculptures there were stalls that sold art stationary.
By way of art the exhibition covered works by masters such as Hussain, Jamini Roy, Bikas Bhattacharya etc. Alongside, works of new artists provided affordable art that interested a lot of the visitors.
Here are a few glimpses of India Art Festival 2017.