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Friday, January 29, 2016

எனது அபிமான ஓவியர் K.G.SUBRAHMANYAM

எனது  அபிமான  ஓவியர்  K.G.SubramanyaN


கே. ஜி. சுப்ரமண்யம்  [90]  
 மிக அருமையான 
உலகறிந்த ஓவியர்.  

கலைப் பேராசிரியர்.  

பிற  பாதிப்புகளை  சரியாக  புரிந்து கொண்டு தனக்கே உரித்தான  ஒரு  
ஓவிய பாணியை உருவாக்கிக் கொண்டவர்.

நெடுங்காலத் தொன்மங்களைப் 
பற்றிய கதைகளையும் 
குழந்தையின்  பார்வையுடன் "நூதனமான  எளிமையுடன்” 

கவிஞரும்  கூட.  

சாந்தினிகேதனில்  பயின்றவர்.

அவருடைய  இந்த  
ஆங்கிலக்  கவிதையை  
இன்னும் முயற்சி  


A wave of  joy  runs  through  the  waking  earth
The sunlight sings;... within the wind-blown  trees
And flowering  shrubs  there is  explosive  mirth
White butterflies float  in  the swirling  breeze
Like  airborne  smiles. Bird  calls  fills the air
Do they call you by Name? At least you feel they  do
Come join  the choir. And climb the  sky’s steep  stair
And beat up the celebration the whole world  through
But a sudden  wail  cuts  through  the festive  air
Someone in  pain? A suffering  beast  or  a  child?
This  tears  down  the tapestry; holes  it  with  fear
Muddies the  mind makes your thoughts  run  wild
The way things are we are born to leave bet ween
The good and bad in  this  oddly  mixed up scene    


 K.G. Subramanyan is amongthe few artists who have explored the possibilities of modern art from a different perspective, giving new dimensions to the human figure by making them appear more as characters from various myths and traditional narratives, populating a composition quite the contrary. As an artist he is extraordinarily versatile, cherishing the facility to work in diverse media, sizes, and techniques over a stylistic conformity to a single medium, genre, size, technique, and manner of visualization.

A prolific writer, scholar, teacher and art historian, Subramanyan uses his in-depth knowledge of various artistic traditions to create fantastical images of wit and eroticism that are universal in their appeal, yet coupled with iconic symbols drawn from Indian legends and folklore. Subramanyan has time and again aimed at blurring the boundaries between art and the artisan. The artist has also dabbled in glass painting and toy making, even weaving, which is generally considered ‘artisanal’. Even in his written works, the exploration of art as a language or means of communication is a recurring theme. Subramanyan has also illustrated as well as authored fiction for children.

Born on 15 February, 1924, in Kerala, Subramanyan studied under the tutelage of Benode Behari Mukherjee, Nandalal Bose and Ramkinkar Baij at Santiniketan. He graduated from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, there in 1948 after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Presidency College in Chennai. In 1955, he received a British Council Research Fellowship to the Slade School of Art at the University of London. Since his graduation, Subramanyan’s work has been exhibited in over fifty solo shows, the most recent including those presented by Seagull Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with Nandan Gallery at Kala Bhavana, Kolkata, in 2009; ‘The Painted Platters’ at the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2007; and ‘The Magic of Making’ at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Kolkata, and Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, also in 2007. 


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