Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 2 (ANI): Art lovers thronged Thiruvananthapuram which is hosting a seven-day long mural paintings exhibition, showcasing the finest and rarest art works.
All the paintings belong to two artists C.D. Dileep and A. Hariharan and they claimed that the displayed paintings are the biggest mural paintings on canvas.
"This is the first time in India that that the biggest mural painting has been exhibited in this exhibition. That is the speciality of these paintings. We have used acrylic colours in these paintings. We have also exhibited traditional style paintings in this exhibition," said Dileep.
Dileep added that it took them around eight months to complete these mural paintings.
Efforts are being taken by the artists to popularise this art form.
Admiring the paintings, visitors said earlier these paintings were only seen on temple walls and palaces but now artists are creating it on canvas and clothes as well to revive the old art.
"Earlier we just saw mural paintings in temples and palaces but now these paintings can be seen in such exhibitions as well. We can witness the colours and clarity of the paintings in such exhibitions. Earlier only yellow and orange colours were used to make mural paintings but the paintings exhibited here are beautiful and of different colours," said Meera Asok, a visitor.
The mural painting is the oldest art form of Kerala and is mostly seen on the temple walls. However, this form of art has revived as a large number of people have started purchasing these paintings to decorate their homes.
The seven-day exhibition is being held from November 1-7. (ANI)